The Psalms help us understand how to worship God. This week we will look at Psalms 101 (Preparation for worship), 100 (Worship through service), 99 (Worship through exaltation), and 98 (Worship through song).
Each of these Psalms build on each other.
We have prepared ourselves for worship. We are serving the Lord gladly. Now we see God doing great and mighty things, so we desire to exalt His name.
Worship through exaltation Psalm 99
“The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.2 The Lord is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.4 The king’s strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.5 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.7 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.8 Thou answeredst them, O Lord our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.9 Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy.”
We should desire to exalt the Lord because of His great works, His holiness, and that He reigns. We are following the examples of Moses, Aaron, and Samuel.
Preparation, service, and exaltation, have been accomplished. Psalm 98 encourages us to worship the Lord in song.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001