“Declare” – Psalm 96:1-3

Psalm 96:1-3

“Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
    tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous works among all the peoples!”

When the ark was being moved, this was the psalm, a song of praise, recognizing three important aspects; the greatness, power and mercy of God.
The psalmist praises God, and the Christian should likewise, for we should be moved by all that God has done in our lives. He has called us, redeemed us, forgiven us, and given us eternal life, and this the world must know.
When we reflect on the majesty of God and his goodness to us, we can’t help but want to tell other people about God. Now we must speak several truths:
  • Who has to praise? All the earth, all nations. 
  • Who has to submit to God? All, for He has authority over all. 
That is why in verse 5 and afterwards the message speaks and emphasizes the dignity of the one who has to be praised. If our hearts are filled with gratitude, if we call ourselves Christians, if Jehovah reigns in our lives then we must praise Him!
Witnessing about Him will be natural. A great truth is that God “chose” us. If you who read these words have been called by God, then you have been called to announce “his glorious works among the nations.”
You know, creation overflows with praise for our great God, and the wonders of his salvation must also overflow from our lips.
Are you talking to others about the greatness of God? There is no road, mountain, sea, sky, language, or custom that prevents a child of God from testifying of His great power and compassion. 
Jehovah reigns!!! this is the powerful and fundamental message that God’s people must proclaim to the world. Amen.

A big thanks to Pastor Walter Barrios for today’s devotional thought! Pastor Walter is the pastor of Iglesia Bautista la Verdad in Solola, Guatemala. 

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