Psa 97: Rejoice in the Lord
Comments: Another untitled psalm that extols the Lord,
calling the earth to recognise Hos greatnes and rejoice in Him
[v.1]. His holiness is expressed in the ways He separates Himself
from His creation and the impact it has on His creation [v.2-6].
His greatness and worth of worship is contrasted with idol worship
[v.7-9]. Finally there is a call to His faithful ones to stand
out [v.10] for light and joy are theirs [v.11], with a final call
to rejoice in Him [v.12]. Another simple call to rejoice in God.]
Declaration of the Lord's sovereign rule & a call to rejoice
let the earth be glad;
let the distant shores rejoice.
of His Holiness and it's impact on the earth
and thick darkness surround him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation
of his throne.
goes before him
and consumes his foes on every side.
lightning lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
before the Lord of all the earth.
heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all peoples see his glory.
Image worship contrasted with worship of Him who is Lord over
who worship images are put to shame,
those who boast in idols –
worship him, all you gods!
hears and rejoices
and the villages of Judah are glad
because of your judgments, Lord.
are the Most High over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.
Blessings on the righteous & a call to rejoice in Him
those who love the Lord
for he guards the lives of his faithful
and delivers them from the hand of the
shines on the righteous
and joy on the upright in heart.
in the Lord,
you who are righteous,
and praise his holy name.
Comments: Go back through these verses and identify
what the psalm says about the Lord and then what it says about
to Psa 98