Sunday, 18 October 2015

Pondering the Psalms - Psalm 98

Each Sunday I am going to choose a Psalm and write down some brief thoughts on it.


Today I'm looking at Psalm 98


This is one of Encouragement to Praise.



This Psalm falls into four parts:

V. 1-3
We are Encouraged to Sing a New Song to the Lord

V. 4-6
We are Encouraged to Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord

V. 7-8
Nature is Encouraged to Praise the Lord

V. 9
We are Encouraged because We know the Lord is going to return.




Sing a New Song.

Why?

Because The Lord has

  • Done marvelous things
  • Got the victory
  • Shown His steadfast Love & faithfulness.



Make a Joyful Noise.

How?

By

  • Singing praises with joy
  • Using various instruments & melody



Nature's Praise.

Yes even Nature is encouraged to Praise the Lord.

Why?

Because all of Nature is the beautiful creation of God and speaks to us of His awesomeness.



The Lord's Return.

Yes everything must Praise the Lord.

Why?

Because of the knowledge that He is going to return and when He returns He will judge the world.

How?

He will judge righteously and fairly.






We can be so thankful that we have a 
loving
fair
gracious
merciful
God

who has looked past our unrighteousness
&
sees the righteousness of Jesus in us.


We should be thankful?

So we do not need to fear His return
and
the judgement to follow
if we are truly
redeemed by Christ.




5 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful Psalm that calls us to give praise. It is exciting to think of the day when all nature will praise the Lord!

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  2. Whenever I read words in Scripture about nature giving glory to God, it encourages my heart to join in the praise. Isn't it an amazing thing to picture that we join in with angels and with saints and martyrs from the past and with the whole of creation in our worship of God!
    Thanks for bringing these majestic thoughts to mind this morning!

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  3. Hey Sandra,

    Don't you love the Psalms! I spent all of last year going through them one by one! It was a joy-filled journey.

    Thankful for our God and for His Word.

    I found your post today on Social Butterfly.

    Hope you have a wonderful Monday~
    Melanie

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  4. Praising God, even through the trials and tribulations! I like this Psalm! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  5. Singing praise to God! Thank you, Sandra for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

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