A New Song to the Lord

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Psalm 96

Today’s psalm invites you to become a composer and sing a new song to the Lord. The psalm will lift your heart to join the chorus of creation singing praises to the Lord for the pure fact of existence. You might begin to hum or sing in a spontaneous way, just as do the birds and the sound of the wind in the trees.

We humans are the only ones that get into bad moods. The rest of creation perfectly expresses the response of joy in being created. Yet we enhance this when we “let the field be joyful and all that is in it.” In the Body of Christ, we have dominion over the earth again, as Adam once had. You be the songwriter for creation that looks to you to make a symphony of praise!

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One thought on “A New Song to the Lord

  1. As part of my morning devotions, I read from The New Interpreters Bible on the passage for the day. From time to time, I’ll offer some quotations.

    Psalm 96 articulates the good news that forms the theological heart of the book of Psalms: God reigns. Because God rules the world, it is not sufficient to gather a congregation less that “all the earth” (vv. 1-9).

    J. Clinton McCann, Jr. “The Book of Psalms,” vol. IV of The New Interpreter’s Bible (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996), 1066


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