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Psalm 96 CSB
1 Sing a new song to the Lord; let the whole earth sing to the Lord. 2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name; proclaim his salvation from day to day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations, his wondrous works among all peoples. 4 For the Lord is great and is highly praised; he is feared above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. 6 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7 Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; bring an offering and enter his courts. 9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; let the whole earth tremble before him. 10 Say among the nations: “The Lord reigns. The world is firmly established; it cannot be shaken. He judges the peoples fairly.” 11 Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and all that fills it resound. 12 Let the fields and everything in them celebrate. Then all the trees of the forest will shout for joy 13 before the Lord, for he is coming— for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with his faithfulness.
The Psalm is about the reign of the Lord.
The Psalmist called on people everywhere to Praise God because He is greater than the Pagan Gods.
This Psalm focuses on the Kingship and enthronement of God.
The Psalmist calls the earth to declare His excellence.
The Psalmist encourages Israel to tell the surrounding nations and the entire World of Yahweh’s Worthiness which will draw them to true worship of God.
He concludes by describing the earth’s joyous anticipation of Yahweh’s rule being fully established over everything

The Praise of the Lord v.1-6

Psalm 96:1–6 CSB
1 Sing a new song to the Lord; let the whole earth sing to the Lord. 2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name; proclaim his salvation from day to day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations, his wondrous works among all peoples. 4 For the Lord is great and is highly praised; he is feared above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. 6 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Psalm 1
Psalm 96:1 CSB
1 Sing a new song to the Lord; let the whole earth sing to the Lord.
In verses 1-3 The Psalmist uses the phrase three different times that literally means Sing to YAHWEH
The earth is the Only audience identified in theese comands, however the Psalmest also comands the People of GOD (The isrilites) to declare the name of God and his maraculous works to all forign lands
The earth is the Only audience identified in these commands, however the Psalmist also commands the People of GOD (The Israelites) to declare the name of God and his miraculous works to all foreign lands
The Old song is the Lust of the Flesh, but the new song is the Love of God.
The Old song is the Lust of the Flesh, but the new song is the Love of God.
The New song is litterally “fresh” This is a responce that will match the freshness of God’s Mercies which are new every morning
The New song is literally “fresh” This is a response that will match the freshness of God’s Mercies which are new every morning
It is important to note that the command to sing this new song is not exclusive to Israel as the Scripture says “Let the whole earth sing to the Lord”
It is importent to note that the comand to sing this new song is not exclusive to Isriel as the Scripture says “Let the whole earth sing to the Lord”
The whole earth refers to every living thing that resides on the earth
This is a song of redemption from the difficulties the Psalmist is facing
The whole earth refers to every living thing that resides on the earth
This is a song of redemption from the dificulties the Psalmest is facing
Psalm 96:2 ESV
2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
Psalm 96:
The Phrase “His Name” emphasizes intimate knowledge of God rather than a name as multiple names are used for God. The term His Salvation refers to YAHWEH’S deliverance from whatever hazards the Psalmist is experiencing.
The phrase Day to day shows identifies the personal experience of God’s deliverance which happens every day
The phrase Day to day shows identifies the personal experience of God’s diliverence which happends every day
Psalm 96:3 CSB
3 Declare his glory among the nations, his wondrous works among all peoples.
The Psalmist says to Declare his Glory, this is not a simple command but a large one, they were to literally shout His Glory everywhere, they were to tell everyone how great he is
The phrase among the nations, refers to the geographic territories that lied outside of Israel
The phrase among the nations, refers to the geographic teritories that lied outside of Isrel
All the people refers to nations and People groups other than the Israelites
All the people refers to nations and People groups other than the Isrilites
Psalm 96:4 CSB
4 For the Lord is great and is highly praised; he is feared above all gods.
There are three things here:
The Lord is Great
The Lord is Highly Praised
The Lord is feared above all gods
To be feared means to place all reverence upon God.
The Phrase all the gods refers to all the “deities worshiped by nations surrounding Israel
The Psalmist makes the point that YAWAH is the only deity worth Praise
The Phrase all the god’s refers to all the “deities worshiped by nations surounding Isriel
The Psalmest makes the point thah YAWAH is the only deitey worth Praise
Psalm 96:5 CSB
5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.
What the Psalmist is trying to Portray here is that all the surrounding nations worship deities which are Idols and that God created the Heavens which is the supposed place where they reside
The point being that the One true God created the dwelling place of all the false Gods.
Are you worshiping a false God today?
The point being that the One true God created the dwelling place of all the false Gods.
Of course, not pastor, I do not bow down to an image, or worship it but what about other things? do you put anything above God? We all have Idols, what is yours today
Are you worshiping a false God today?
Of cource not pastor, I do not bow down to an immage, or worship it but what about other things? do you put anything above God? We all have Idols, what is yours today
Psalm 96:6 CSB
6 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
The Psalmist reflects on how wonderful God is by Declaring Splendor and majesty are before him
The Phrase in his sanctuary means that Yahwah is set apart from all forign Gods. and he dwells in a holy place. In this pasahe it is lickly refering to the temple in Jeruselem.
The Phrase in his sanctuary means that Yahweh is set apart from all foreign Gods. and he dwells in a holy place. In this phrase it is likely referring to the temple in Jerusalem.

The Recognition of the Lord v. 7-10

Psalm 96:7–10 CSB
7 Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; bring an offering and enter his courts. 9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; let the whole earth tremble before him. 10 Say among the nations: “The Lord reigns. The world is firmly established; it cannot be shaken. He judges the peoples fairly.”
Psalm 96:7 CSB
7 Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe means give credit, or belong to. so the idea here is that Gods glory and strenghth should be credited th Him. The Phrase Families of the eart litteraly means all the tribes of the earth.
Ascribing something to YAHWEH shows his supirority over the whole earth the psalmest invisions people from all nations comming to Jeruselem to Worship God
One day every person that walks this earth will ascribe Golry and strenght to Him
Philippians 2:10 ESV
10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Philippians 2:10 ESV
10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Phil 2:10
Psalm 96:8 CSB
8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; bring an offering and enter his courts.
Psalm 96:9 CSB
9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; let the whole earth tremble before him.
Again, we are to give credit to the Lord for the Glory of His name.
The parse bring an offering refers to a general gift specifically an offering of food or grain.
The prase bring an offering refers to a general gift specificly an offering of food or grain.
The Phrase his Courts helps with the image of God as king. Enter his courts just as you would those of a King.
The Phrase his Courts helps with the image of God as king. Enter his courts just as you would those of a King.
Psalm 96:9 CSB
9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; let the whole earth tremble before him.
Focus on How wonderful and Holy the Lord is. This again looks to the whole earth everything that Breaths needs to be worshiping the Lord.
Psalm 96:10 CSB
10 Say among the nations: “The Lord reigns. The world is firmly established; it cannot be shaken. He judges the peoples fairly.”
Say among the nations “The Lord reigns”” The idea here is that the message of YAHWEH’S kingdom was not restricted to Israel but instead was to reach the entire world.
Shout out the reign of The Lord “OUR GOD REIGNS”
Shout out the reign of The Lord “OUR GOD REIGNS”
The Phrase “He Judges” means that He has executive Judgement in a leagle context. In addition the word fairly is used to to show equality the idea being that God will Judge all people with fairness and integrety.
The Phrase “He Judges” means that He has executive Judgement in a leagle context. In addition, the word fairly is used to show equality the idea being that God will Judge all people with fairness and integrity.

The People Rejoyce v.11-13

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Psalm 96:11–13 CSB
11 Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and all that fills it resound. 12 Let the fields and everything in them celebrate. Then all the trees of the forest will shout for joy 13 before the Lord, for he is coming— for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with his faithfulness.
Psalm 96:11–13 ESV
11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; 12 let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy 13 before the Lord, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.
Psalm 96:11 CSB
11 Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and all that fills it resound.
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Psalm 96:12–13 CSB
12 Let the fields and everything in them celebrate. Then all the trees of the forest will shout for joy 13 before the Lord, for he is coming— for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with his faithfulness.
Psalm 96:12 CSB
12 Let the fields and everything in them celebrate. Then all the trees of the forest will shout for joy
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Psalm 96:13 CSB
13 before the Lord, for he is coming— for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with his faithfulness.
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The Psalmist calls for the entire earth to rejoice and everything to celebrate the Lord because He is coming To Judge the World in both truth and righteousness.
The Psalmist personifies creation as looking forward to God’s Judgement. which will be right, just, and fair. As the reign of Yahweh will be fully established over everything with Justice and equality the way it should be.
The Psalmest personis creation as looking foward to God’s Judgement. which will be right, just, and fair. As the reign of Yahweh will be fully established over everything with Justace and equality the way it should be.
Application
Do you view the Lord as great
Do you fear the Lord
What is your Idol, are you prepared to burn it?
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