Sunday, September 30

Psalms Sunday - Psalm 47

Psalm 47 (New King James Version)
Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
2 For the LORD Most High is awesome;
He is a great King over all the earth.
3 He will subdue the peoples under us,
And the nations under our feet.
4 He will choose our inheritance for us,
The excellence of Jacob whom He loves. Selah

5 God has gone up with a shout,
The LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
7 For God is the King of all the earth;
Sing praises with understanding.

8 God reigns over the nations;
God sits on His holy throne.
9 The princes of the people have gathered together,
The people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
He is greatly exalted.

What an awesome Psalm. I love to sing upbeat worship songs with wording similar to this Psalm. I think sometimes, it can be fun to be singing about how great God is while clapping your hands and tapping your feet.

Have you noticed how many times this Psalmist says "sing praises"?

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises with understanding.

What a wonderful thing to actually understand why God is being praised. How incredible it is to have Him in your life and to see how He has changed your life, and then to lift your hands in worship to Him.

I really do like this Psalm. And I love to praise God for who He is and for how blessed my life is because of Him.