Psa 99: Worship the Holy God
Comments: Another untitled psalm that calls us to worship
the Lord. It starts with a call to recognise that he reigns over
heaven and earth and is therefore worthy of our praise and worship
[v.1-3]. He is a God who demands justice [v.4] and who brings
judgment [v.8] but was also willing to forgive as people like
Moses, Aaron & Samuel testify [v.6,7] and so there is a repeated
call to exalt Him [v.5 & 9]. A psalm based in history to calls
us to respond today.]
A call to rightly respond to the Lord
let the nations tremble;
he sits enthroned between the cherubim,
the earth shake.
is the Lord
he is exalted over all the nations.
Let them praise your great and awesome name –
he is holy.
Realise that the Lord is concerned with Justice
King is mighty, he loves justice –
you have established equity;
in Jacob you have done
what is just and right.
So worship Him who is holy
and worship at his footstool;
he is holy.
The saints of old testify that God is a communicator
and Aaron were among his priests,
Samuel was among those who called on
they called on the Lord
and he answered them.
spoke to them from the pillar of cloud;
they kept his statutes and the decrees
he gave them.
He is both a bringer of judgment AND forgiveness
you answered them;
you were to Israel a forgiving God,
though you punished their misdeeds.
So again, worship Him who has revealed Himself as holy
and worship at his holy mountain,
for the Lord our God is holy.
Comments: Go back over the psalm and note the things
about the Lord that come out of history, the general things said
about Him, and the instructions to us and to the world as to how
we should respond to Him.]
to Psa 100