In the previous post we looked at how God’s Law brings joy to the life of a believer; continuing through Psalm 119, lets now explore the practical side of the Law. It is my belief that Psalm 119 not only displays the joy that God’s Law brings to His followers, but it also outlines the principles necessary in order to fully experience those blessings. Read the rest of this entry »
When someone mentions God’s Law a number of things come to mind. Often, people think of a strict God who declared the Ten Commandments as lines that must not be crossed; a wrathful God who smites lawbreakers with eternal damnation in Hell; or a vengeful God who strives to make life miserable for any who don’t follow a set of guidelines. While this imagery is quite common in the mindset of today, is it correct?
Reading through Psalm 119 paints a completely different picture of God’s Law. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
Psalm 96 is all about the joy one has in placing God as the preeminent figure in one’s life. Furthermore it is an invitation for all to join the psalmist in expressing this truth. Notice at the beginning how every phrase is directed Godward; all on what He has done. Then, halfway through verse 2 that which is directed toward God is given as a decree to share to all the nations. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
Psalm 95 best expresses not only how to worship, but the precise reason why we should worship. It is God alone who should be exalted; nothing should come between the worshiper and He who should be worshiped. One should not overlook the obvious either, worshiping God is a joy that only a follower of God can experience; an experience that should be embraced as frequently as possible. Read the rest of this entry »