News:

Help us Congratulate the Winner of Mini Challenge #106~My Favorite Things
Here
Congratulations Fotobirder!
Bird Photos In Snow

Main Menu

Random Image

zthujy

Owner: small-town-girl107

Mini Challenge Winners

Help us Congratulate the Winner of Mini Challenge #106~My Favorite Things
Here
Congratulations Fotobirder!
Bird Photos In Snow

Today's Verse

Site Menu

Shoutbox

Oldiesmann: I'm not aware of any Jenny. Not sure why activity has died down on this site so much though 2023-06-12, 00:06:36

JennyW: Also, does anyone know other photo sharing sites that are Christian? 2023-05-16, 08:47:03

JennyW: Hello Everyone! I really miss activity on this site. I've been discouraged by photography sites where you have to sort through so much explicit content in order to see photos that truly glorify God. I'd love to see this site pick up again. 2023-05-16, 08:46:36

Janet: Carol, I am just reading this.  So sorry for your loss, glad your beloved Don knew the Lord and you have the assurance of his eternity  and that you WILL see him again.  Much love to you.  Janet 2022-06-18, 08:49:36

Oldiesmann: So sorry for your loss Carol. Praying for you and your family :( 2022-05-01, 17:13:05

Carol: My husband Don is with the angels.....Our family was able to hold  ourselves together for the last moments.  Juar rhoufhr you might want to know. 2022-04-29, 23:35:15

Carol: Thankful:  Don is home from hospital.  I found him unconscious with head outside on the floor and the rest was in the shower.  At the same moment, one son was walking through the front door to visit.  Two fire trucks came racing in and they took over After 2021-12-29, 22:01:26

JennyW: Autumn is shaping up to be quite beautiful this year! 2021-10-02, 12:24:03

JudyB: I will be back this evening to start July's thoughts..... The wedding was beautiful! 2021-07-02, 11:51:09

JudyB: June is finally started! 2021-06-07, 12:34:35


 

SONGS OF WORSHIP



Psalm 47

Al Moak

When this song is sung, it should be preceded, followed, and interwoven with the triumphant sound of trumpets! It's that kind of song, a song of praise, not to a human king, but to the heavenly King of His people, to the King Who, in fact, is not only King of Israel, but who rules the entire universe!


It should remind us of Daniel 4:34, 35, where we read, "For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, 'What have you done?'"


It would have been a good thing for the people of Jerusalem to sing this song the day before their armies returned from battle. Then, the next day, they could go out and sing it again as the victorious armies entered the gates, the warriors themselves joining in as they came near. The sound - and the joy - would be overwhelming indeed!


The song focuses upon the reason for victory. It says, "For the Lord Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth!" In other words, He can bring victory because He rules absolutely over all that happens on this spinning sphere, for it is all His!


And since it's His property, He gives His people whatever lands He will: "He will choose our inheritance for us, the excellence of Jacob whom He loves!" He gives it to them, and He maintains it for them. And then, each time He leads their armies to victory over those who would try to take their land from them - it's as though He gave their inheritance to them again.


So in every case His people are simply called upon to shout and sing praises to Him Who is "king of all the earth! - (Who) reigns over the nations (and). . . sits on His holy throne!" He IS greatly exalted, and His people should joyfully sing out that fact!


But let's bring the understanding of this psalm up to our own day and situation. In the present age our Lord Jesus Christ has risen from the dead and is exalted to the right hand of the Almighty on high. Regarding Himself our Lord Jesus Christ says that "all authority in heaven and earth has been given unto Me." So it is with that authority that He leads His Church into every battle of the modern age. In fact the battles are won even when they seem to us to have been lost! And of course the final triumph will also be His, for "all His enemies shall be made His footstool!"


It would do us well to be reminded of that sovereignty over all, that final triumph that has already been won. Let us, in fact, be reminded of it as we join His people in songs of praise like this one.




Next "Songs of Worship" >Psalm 48 >

Back to < "Songs of Worship Index" <




Trinidad AM

Share on Facebook!Share on Twitter!RedditDigg this story!Del.icio.usStumbleUpon

Comments: 0 *

You don't have permission to comment, or comments have been turned off for this article.