My friend stopped by the studio the other day to visit and share with me the 95th chapter of Psalms. It reads:
1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. 5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. 6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
Verses 1 and 2 state we should make a joyful noise. What does it mean to make a joyful noise? Some would say that’s what I sound like anyway when I sing. That may be true, but the Lord still wants us to shout his praise.
The Hebrew word for the phrase “make a joyful noise” is the word ruwa’. It means to shout, raise a sound, cry out, give a blast; to shout a war-cry or alarm of battle; to sound a signal for a war or march; to shout in triumph (over enemies); to shout in applause.
This joyful noise would be a very loud, high volume shout expressed with much effort and force. A war-cry or alarm! Why should we make a shout before the Lord? Because He is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Isaiah chapter 40 says, whom then will ye liken God? Of what likeness will ye compare unto him? Or whom shall be His equal? I’ll answer that for you… NOBODY!
Nobody compares to our great God and King. He is our maker and the maker of all things; of the deep places of the earth, the strength of the hills, the seas and the dry land He formed and made.
Today, right now, come before his presence with thanksgiving and make a joyful noise unto him. Give God a shout of praise and watch your enemies tremble.
Take time to kneel before the Lord and worship Him. Jesus said the Father is seeking such that would worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23)
Merry Christmas and God bless you today from Jesus Worship Club!