1 Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
2 The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
3 He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
4 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
5 make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
6 with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
7 Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
9 let them sing before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.
This is a psalm of joy and victory.
The joy is Jesus coming into the world to save all people from their sins.
The victory is that Jesus will return to judge the world.
The psalmist is praising God for His promises to save us and to return again.
Thought for the Day:
We are currently celebrating the first coming of Jesus into the world. He was born a babe, grew up and lived a sinless life, taught the Good News of salvation and modeled the way we are to live our lives. We praise Him today and everyday for our salvation and forgiveness of sins.
With all that Jesus gave us in his life, death and resurrection, are we living the life we want Jesus to judge when He comes again? Are we reading and studying the Word to fully understand how to live our life in His will?
Jesus stated in Matthew 7:24 that we are to hear His words and put them into practice!
Father God, I praise you for all you have done for me in sending your Son, Jesus, who saved me from my sins and sets the example of the person you want me to be. Help me to live each day seeking to be more like Jesus and living a life that is pleasing and worthy of your love and righteousness when Jesus comes to judge the earth. Amen.
(written by Judy Murphy)