Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles and the judgments he uttered, O offspring of Israel his servant, children of Jacob, his chosen ones! He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth. Remember his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant that he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac, which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan, as your portion for an inheritance.” When you were few in number, of little account, and sojourners in it, wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people, he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account, saying, “Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!” Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place. Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength! Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth; yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!” Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
Eight things we are commanded to do.
Give thanks - two times.
Verses 8 and 34
It is as book ends to the song.
Call upon and seeking God - three times
Verses 8, 10, and 11
Rejoice in knowing God - one time
Make known - four times
Verses 8, 9, 23, and 24
Sing to him - three times
Verse 9, 23, 33
Glory in his holy name - one time.
Remember - two times
Verses 12 and 15
Ascribe to him two times
Verse 28 and 29
Worship one time
Verses 29 and 30.
What are we to do in these tumultuous times of?
We are to focus on God in worship.
The eight commands are good to start to worship.
Give thanks to God
Seek God’s strength and presence
Rejoice in God’s strength and presence
Proclaim God’s works
Sing to the Lord with voice and instruments
Remember the works of the Lord
Ascribe to God his attributes
Worship the Lord washed in the blood of the Lamb.
How are you going to engage in worship of God this week?