Today From Psalms
As one reads the Bible, the approachability of God is made clear. Psalm 95 encourages us to “come” to the Lord.
First, we are to come and “sing unto the Lord.” He is the “rock of our salvation.” This alone is reason enough to come before Him with joyful singing. God, the everlasting, immovable God, is the foundation of our faith. The security we have in God gives further reason to sing unto Him.
Second, we are invited to come into “His presence with thanksgiving.” When we think of giving God thanks, we connect it with the blessings we enjoy in this life. While it is right to thank God for such blessing, we are to thank God for His majestic greatness. “For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” (Verse 3)
Third, we are called to come and worship the Lord. “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.” (Verse 6) Worship must not be a “blind worship” but a worship generated by our understanding of the One we worship. To begin with the Lord is our creator. Just meditate on this thought. No one would be here if God had not created them. Next, “he is our God.” To Him alone belongs our worship. Finally, we are “the people of his pasture.” This reminds me of His personal care for each one of us.
Coming to the Lord with heart felt singing and thanksgiving will lead to genuine worship of “the Lord our maker. For he is our God”