26 DECEMBER 2017 – Psalm 98 (NIV)

26 DECEMBER 2017 – Psalm 98 (NIV)

Scripture

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.
The Lord has made his salvation known
    and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love
    and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
    the salvation of our God.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
    burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
    with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
    shout for joy before the Lord, the King.

Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
    let the mountains sing together for joy;
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.

Reflection

This psalm is a description of the sights and sounds of a joyful celebration, I am especially fond of rivers clapping and mountains singing. Which may simply be saying that all people, in fact all creation, join in the new song. Music itself will be redeemed and restored to its original beauty; a new song will be inspired by the one who is the morning star and in whom there is light and only light because there is no darkness in Him (Ps. Dale).

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell us about God and people?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
  • Who can you encourage with this story/message?

Prayer

Pray for the salvation of the city of Shanghai.

 

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Con Loggenberg - Discipleship Director
Con Loggenberg is the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of University of Pretoria, South Africa and South African Theological Seminary. He and his Texan wife, and twin boys live in Shanghai, China.