The psalmist’s theme this week is to praise God for who He is and for what He has done. All week, we have looked at the different aspects of God’s greatness; and have seen that no matter our opinion, He is God; and He still reigns.
Today, the message is simple, “Keep it fresh!” Sometimes, we become so involved in the routine that we lose sight of the purpose. That is exactly what the writer is warning the reader about.
We need to look at our relationship with God daily. We need to recognize each day his glory, greatness and provision in our lives. As we do, His power and majesty registers in our day, and we never lose sight of who He is and who we are in Him. If we do, however, lose sight–then we begin do our lives as a religion and not a relationship. At that point, we start worshiping the rituals and not the creator. So, that is why the psalmist reminds us to sing God a new song–make your worship about Him and not about the discipline of worship. As we do that, we are engulfed and embraced by a power and a peace that transcends understanding.
God Bless You
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.