March 25, Reading 2 – Psalm 99, 100, 101

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SAA Notes

Knowing truths about God and listening to Him can be two different things. Verses 3,4 of Psalm 101 warn us that our practice should mirror our profession. What great truths about God stand out to you today from these psalms?

SJA Notes

“Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!”

How do we know where God’s footstool is to worship at?

“Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy!”

Where is His holy mountain that we might worship at it?

These are big important questions to ask ourselves, and to ask our Lord for wisdom on, as we read through this passage.

In 1 Chronicles 28 we read David saying,

“I had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord and for the footstool of our God,”

God says in Isaiah 66,

“Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool;”

And God in the person of the Son (Jesus) says in Matthew 5,

“But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool,”

So the earth is God’s footstool.

Does that mean the psalmist is calling us to worship where-ever we are on earth?

Is the psalmist calling God’s people toward something more specific (which David seems to allude to)?

In Ezekiel 20 we read God speaking,

“For on my holy mountain, the mountain height of Israel, declares the Lord GOD, there all the house of Israel, all of them, shall serve me in the land.”

And in Hebrews 12 we read,

“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem,”

It is important to understand that the worship of our God is bigger than our earthly reality.

And too, our God is HOLY. He is Holy!

* Holy God,

You alone are without spot or blemish.

Please help us to never be silly with Your Name, to uphold You to those around us with reverence and care.

Because You are holy! There is none like You!

Amen.

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