Sunday, June 1, 2014

Psalm 98

Today I share with you my favorite Psalm (although Psalms 23, 51, 100 & 119 are way up there as well). Looking for words to describe what worship should look like, feel like and sound like? Look no further. The Psalmist has already done it for you. Wherever you may be, pause for a minute and shout praise to the LORD...

Psalm 98 (The Message)
Sing to God a brand-new song. He's made a world of wonders!
   He rolled up his sleeves,
   He set things right.

 2 God made history with salvation,
   He showed the world what he could do.

 3 He remembered to love us, a bonus
   To his dear family, Israel—indefatigable love.

   The whole earth comes to attention.
   Look—God's work of salvation!

 4 Shout your praises to God, everybody!
   Let loose and sing! Strike up the band!

 5 Round up an orchestra to play for God,
   Add on a hundred-voice choir.

 6 Feature trumpets and big trombones,
   Fill the air with praises to King God.

 7 Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause,
   With everything living on earth joining in.

 8 Let ocean breakers call out, "Encore!"
   And mountains harmonize the finale—

 9 A tribute to God when he comes,
   When he comes to set the earth right.

   He'll straighten out the whole world,
   He'll put the world right, and everyone in it.

God is in control, and we need to praise His Holy Name. So strike up the band!  Amen & Amen.

Because of Jesus,

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