Psalm 98


Psalm 98


Inspirational

Joy!


God wants this

Psalm

to bring us

Inspirational Joy!


First,

we introduce this Psalm

by

- Hearing -

Psalm 98 NKJV

in a Scripture Song.


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Then,

I will share a simple, quick commentary

on the 98th Psalm.






Sing a New Song


Verse 1

O sing unto the Lord a new song;

for he hath done marvellous things:

his right hand, and his holy arm,

hath gotten him

the victory.

God tells us to

Sing!


And

God likes to hear

US

SING

New Songs!


So let's sing a new song once in a while!


Scriptures

that encourage us

to

SING

a

New Song:


Psalm 33:3, Psalm 96:1, Psalm 98:1,

Psalm 144:9, Psalm 149:1, Isaiah 42:10

and  Psalm 40:3


Why do we sing?


Because God does marvellous things!


Because God has given us the

VICTORY!



Verse 2

2 The Lord hath made

known

his salvation:

his righteousness

hath he openly

shewed

in the sight of the heathen.



In verse 2,

the author of this psalm

is thinking about

  - and celebrating - 

all the victories

of the Jewish people.

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Included in that topic

would be the great miracles at the time of Moses. 

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Joshua 2:9-11

and

several verses in Psalm 136

inform us

that the heathens

KNEW of the SAVING POWER

of God.

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They had heard about this Jewish God

who had shown himself

MOST

POWERFUL

and had SHOWN

that his ways were the

RIGHT ways.



In

Psalm 136

we see that the peoples

- of the regions surrounding God's people -

were in awe of God

because of the defeat of the Egyptian Pharaoh,

and

two other great kings - Sihon and Og.

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The True and Living God

had

gained great respect

from the nations

because of the great kings that

He defeated using Moses and the Israelites.


I have a rather simple commentary

about this on our page:

Psalm 136




Verse 3


3 He hath remembered

his mercy and his truth

toward the house of Israel:

all the ends of the earth

have seen the salvation of our God.


God's blessings

are available to the

WHOLE

world

- if -

they will give their heart to him.


Please consider praying our

Prayer for the Nations


Sometimes Christians are oblivious

to the many instances

in the Old Testament

where God expresses his desire

for ALL people to love and follow him.


Psalm 117

is a great example.

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I have a very simple Bible Study

for Psalm 117

that includes

pointing out in the psalm

God revealing his love for ALL people.


I encourage you to visit the Psalm 117 page.


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The author of Psalm 98

appears to be directed by God

to include

verses 2 and 3

in this celebratory psalm

because thinking about God's blessings

naturally uplifted him

and would have the potential to do the same

for future readers!



Make a Joyful Noise!


Make a  joyful  noise!

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Psalm 98:4


Verse 4

is the most famous verse

of Psalm 98.


4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.




I like the way the

New King James Version

translates this verse:


Break forth

in song, rejoice, and sing praises.

Psalm 98:4b NKJV



Break forth


BREAK FORTH - indicates

that we are

not

to keep our praise

all bottled up inside of us.


God urges us to open up and let it FLOW!


BREAK FORTH -

what a great way for God

to fashion an invitation

to stir us to give praise!




Sing WITH.......

Instruments!


5 Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.




God tells us that nature praises him!


The roaring, the crashing, the splashing

of the

waves

praises God.


7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

      The roaring of the water

gives God praise.

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The Splashing of the Seas

gives God praise.


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Clapping


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8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together


New King James Version:

Let the rivers clap their hands.

Psalm 98:8a


God enjoys clapping!


O clap your hands,

all ye people;

shout unto God with a voice of triumph.

Psalm 47:1


This psalm tells us that the floods

- the waters -

clap their hands.


God tells us that nature claps for him


For example,


Isaiah 55 tells us:

The trees of the field will clap their hands!


Below is a

FESTIVE, FUN

Jewish Song

from Isaiah 55:12





Isaiah 55:12 

For ye shall go out with joy,

and be led forth with peace:

the mountains and the hills

shall break forth

before you into singing,

and all the

trees of the field

shall clap their hands.


Psalm 98

Verse 9 b


9 For he cometh to judge the earth:

with righteousness

shall he judge the world,

and the people with equity.


The last word is
Equity

The Lord will judge with equity.


Equity means:

Rightly

or

Righteously


Right now our Lord is in heaven

watching over us.

But one day,

our Lord Jesus

will come back

and he will JUDGE the world

as the

LION of JUDAH!


The first time Jesus came

he did not come to judge the world.

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The next time he comes

he will

come to judge.


Revelation 19:11-13


We ought to live

always ready

to meet the Lord by death

or by rapture.


If you want to know more about

Salvation, click:  HERE


TODAY


"TODAY if ye will

hear His voice,

harden not your hearts."

Hebrews 4:7b




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