Serve the Lord…with gladness! The spirit of this Psalm is one of joy, singing, and gladness. We are challenged to come into God’s presence, to worship Him, and to serve Him with a glad heart. The reasons we should be
Two times in this short Psalm, we are commanded to exalt the Lord (v.5,9). We cannot really promote the Lord’s position, but we can encourage others to promote Him in their hearts and through our praise, worship, and obedience (v.3,5).
Being in northwest Ireland this week, we have seen some incredible scenery – big rolling hills and mountains, desolate beaches with white waves, powerful wind, granite rocks, and lonely valleys. All of these features of nature are witnesses to the
The reign of the Lord on the earth is described in dramatic terms – clouds, darkness, fire, lightning, shaking of the earth. His reign over the earth should be a source of joy to the whole earth (v.1). He comes
Last week, our children were off school for a half-term break. We took the opportunity to visit friends in Ireland. We enjoyed attending Northwest Baptist Church in Derry on Sunday morning and Limavady Baptist Church on Sunday night. It was
This Psalm talks about the greatness of the Lord and the response that all people and all of creation should have to the Lord’s greatness. It shows that worship is an active thing. It should involve singing (v.1), showing (v.2),
The greatness of God as our Lord, King, Maker, and Shepherd should inspire singing, praise, and belief not doubt, fear, and disobedience. That is what Psalm 95 is about. It begins with a call to come and sing to the
It is hard to see injustice and watch as wicked people proudly oppress others and get away with it. That is what seems to have been happening, as the author of this Psalm cries out to the Lord for vengeance.
In just five short verses, Psalm 93 describes eternal realities of the Lord’s reign over all things and His coming reign on this earth. We see the Lord clothed with majesty and strength that He has put on Himself. We
What a great Psalm of rejoicing and praising the Lord because of how great He is and how He blesses those who trust Him. The Psalmist begins by saying that it is good (fitting) to praise the Lord because of