Sunday, July 13, 2008

Psalm 95 (Amplified Bible)

Psalm 95

1O COME, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation!

2Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!

3For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

4In His hand are the deep places of the earth; the heights and strength of the hills are His also.

5The sea is His, for He made it; and His hands formed the dry land.

6O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker [in reverent praise and supplication].

7For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice,(A)

8Harden not your hearts as at Meribah and as at Massah in the day of temptation in the wilderness,(B)

9When your fathers tried My patience and tested Me, proved Me, and saw My work [of judgment].

10Forty years long was I grieved and disgusted with that generation, and I said, It is a people that do err in their hearts, and they do not approve, acknowledge, or regard My ways.

11Wherefore I swore in My wrath that they would not enter My rest [the land of promise].(C)

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 95:7 : Heb 3:7-11
  2. Psalm 95:8 : Exod 17:1-7; Num 20:1-13; Deut 6:16
  3. Psalm 95:11 : Heb 4:3-11
Let us praise His holy Name with songs! Let us bow down in reverence. Let us seek His will for our lives. Let us be ready to obey. It is all for our benefit. Under His wings we abide in the shelter and protection of the One who loved us more than His life. Where will we find rest away from His love?

Lord, let my heart's prayer resound:
Please give me the wisdom that begins with fear and reverence for You, the All Mighty God, that I might escape Your righteous wrath and hide in Your gracious love. I have so much to learn.

Thank You, Jesus.