When it comes to the Psalms we find much to sing and say about our Creator. Some of the intellect of our day believe that all that is just came to pass by chance, or cosmic explosion alone; but where, O where did the materials come from that “caused the explosion”?
My reading today was Psalms 94 – 107 for my 14 chapters for the day. My reading in the Psalms is not taking me as long in time as previously reading in Genesis through Esther; however, it is still quite fulfilling, and a great learning adventure.
The Bible speaks much about GOD, and His creating of all that is. We seem most of it in the reading of the first two chapters of Genesis, but the rest of the Bible reveals things about creation as well. We will today, look at the Creator, rather than His creation.
“O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Sing unto the LORD, bless His name; shew forth His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the heathen, His wonders among all people. For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.” Psalm 96:1-5 (KJV)
The psalmist sings “unto the LORD a new song”, and calls on “all the earth” to sing unto the LORD. Is there some reason for the psalmist to sing out and call for the earth to “Sing unto the LORD”? Most certainly it is because the Creator is worthy of our song and singing. The one’s who sing this “new song” unto the LORD are people who have experienced “His salvation” and we are to show it forth to all the earth every day.
There are far to many people who profess to know God, and who will give Him honor one day a week, but then, will live solely for themselves the other six days in a week. They are ruthless, ungodly, cruel, and demeaning in the business place, and are indeed no blessing to the LORD during those days.
Those who sing the new song unto the LORD speak of His wonders among all the people. We speak of the wonderful salvation He has provided for us through His Son Jesus Christ. We speak of the glories of the cross, His burial, and His bodily resurrection; that He still lives, and is our intercessor daily before the throne of God.
Some might say, “Well the Bible recognizes that there are other gods”. Oh really? It recognizes that there are idols that people through deception have chosen to worship, but that is not a recognition of other gods. It is a recognition of the frailty, rebellion and sin of the human. It could also be seen as the need of the human to worship something greater than one’s self. However, idols are man made, and are patterned after something GOD created. As the psalmist has said elsewhere, “They that make them are like unto them” (Psalm 115:8; 135:18). The only thing on earth that is supposed to be in the image of GOD, is the human race; and due to sin that image has been greatly marred.
That is why Jesus Christ came, bled and died on a cruel, rugged cross; was buried, and bodily rose from the grave, and eternally lives.
“Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the LORD: for He cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth: He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth.” 96:12-13
-Tim A. Blankenship