March 24, Reading 2 – Psalm 96, 97, 98

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SAA Notes

Joy, song, worship, splendour, glory, faithfulness. There is so much praise in these psalms. What verse speaks to your heart and mind today?

SJA Notes

“Say among the nations, ‘The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.'”

People need to know about God from His people. People need to know that the Lord is king, ruler of everything!

It can be hard to imagine these conversations with our neighbours, with unbelieving friends and family, and the public square is a very prickly place to be proclaiming God’s wonder and majesty.

People will laugh at the idea of God as their king. Some will spit with contempt at the folly of God as their creator. And folk will certainly rise up in anger at the presumption of God as their judge.

But what is that to us?

This it he Lord whose lightnings light up the world! The mountains melt like wax before Him!

He _will_ judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in His faithfulness.

So what else have we to do but obey His word and proclaim Him as king to the nations.

“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.”

* Gracious God Above,

You are great and greatly to be praised.

You are worthy of our praise. You alone.

Please help us to tell people about You, despite what they might think. Because You are God, noone else. You have called us to tell people about You.

Please help us to do this.

Amen.

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