Psalms Meditation – July 31

“A New Song”

Read Psalm 96

The vigorous and varied praise of the “new song” has its cause in the proclamation, “The Lord reigns!” (v.10). When we discover God’s rule, the ways in which he extends his lordship in grace and mercy, or vocabulary of praise expans markedly.

PRAYER: How glorious to be ruled by you, O Lord, and not by the abstract, mechanical laws of nature or the capricious, uncertain laws of society. Rule me in the person of Jesus Christ, in whome your kingdom is even now present. Amen.

By Eugene Peterson, “A Year with the Psalms” p. 111

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