Psalm 95

Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too.

Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today! The Lord says, “Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at Massah in the wilderness. For there your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw everything I did.
For forty years I was angry with them, and I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts turn away from me. They refuse to do what I tell them.’ So in my anger I took an oath: ‘They will never enter my place of rest.’”

“O come. let us sing to the Lord, let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving, let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise. For the LORD is a great God and a great King above all gods.” (v. 1-3)

“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.” (v. 6-7a)

“Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, when your fathers tested Me, put Me to the proof, though they had seen my work. For 40 years I loathed that generation and said, ‘they are a people who go astray in their heart, and have not known My ways.’ Therefore I swore in my wrath, ‘they shall not enter My rest.'” (v. 7b-11)

Summary Points:

-We praise Him; we look up to Him

-We worship Him; we bow down before Him

-We praise and worship Him when we heed His Word

-We treat the God of the Word the same way we treat the Word of God

-Beware unbelief (God can do it, but won’t for me). That attitude damages your heart

Prayer inspired by Psalm 95

Lord I want to approach You with a song in my heart. I want to join with Your people in a shout of joy to Yahweh, The Rock of my salvation! Together with Your people I desire to enter Your presence by being thankful, my soul erupts with joy to You and I sing Your praises.

I worship You because You are a great God, far surpassing all other so called gods. You hold the depths of the earth in Your very hands, each mountain peak is Yours. You made the sea, You control it. Your hands shaped the earth. Lord I come before You in reverence, humbly bowing before You in worship.

I want to show You my submission, kneeling before You my Creator. I declare You my God, knowing that as one of Your people my eternal soul is in Your care and protection. Please cultivate gratitude in my heart today for all You have done.
Lord enable me to hear Your voice calling to me today, don’t let my heart be hard and rebellious like the Israelites in the wilderness. Lord help me to fully believe all Your words I have heard. Lord may I believe today!

Our spiritual ancestors disbelieved You, even after they saw Your awe inspiring miracles. You loathed that generation and recognized their disloyalty to You. They did not truly know You. Lord give me a desire to truly know You today.

You swore an oath against that generation that they would not enter the Shalom You offered. Lord make me different. Give me a soft and humble heart. Cause me to obey You as I submit my life to Your Lordship this day and every day.