O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
–Psalm 96:1-5

Last night was the final night for revival at the pastor’s church whose house it is at which we’re staying. Our family was able to attend this night of revival and were blessed to experience what true revival is: an encouragement and refueling of the saints. 

This morning, I look at the passage of scripture, and see a comfort in the power and truth of God. He is greater than other gods. Why? Because the gods of the nations are idols, (made by man), but God made the heavens. He is Creator, magnificent, powerful, perfect in all His ways. Because the Lord is greatly to be praised and feared we should sing unto Him a new song. Rejoice and be glad in Him. When we see, hear of, or even think about the great power of our God, our first reaction should be worship. This passage starts with worship and then explains why we should. Why can’t more Christians be like David?

David praised God. He didn’t have to know the reason or even have a reason, he praised God. Our worship and singing should always be God’s. When He does something great and miraculous, it should only increase our praise. We don’t worship like we should, like David did.

David even tells us what to say, in case we struggle finding things to praise God for. The text says: “Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.” We point people to Him by lifting Him up on our praise. This is our calling as Christians.

As always, thanks for reading.

–the anonymous novelist

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