Raise a song, sound the timbrel, the sweet lyre with the harp.
Blow the trumpet at the New Moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.
For this is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
This He ordained in Joseph in righteous judgment, yet still as Savior of that people , in whom dwelt the germ of blessing for all nations." (David M. Kay, cited by James C. Gray and George M. Adams, Bible Commentary).savior+] for a testimony when He went out over the land of Egypt. The speech of One Whom I knew not did I hear ,
I removed his shoulder from the burden; his hands were freed from the basket.
You called in distress and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah !
Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you--O Israel, if you would listen to Me!
There shall no strange god be among you, neither shall you worship any alien god.
I am the Lord your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
But My people would not hearken to My voice, and Israel would have none of Me.
So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust and let them go after their own stubborn will, that they might follow their own counsels.
Oh, that My people would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways!
Speedily then I would subdue their enemies and turn My hand against their adversaries.
those who hated the Lord would have come cringing before Him, and their defeat would have lasted forever.
would feed also with the finest of the wheat; and with honey out of the rock would I satisfy you.
Summary: God wants us to go to him to meet what really is a spiritual need. When we declare who God is and what he has done, we will be open to hearing His voice and doing His will, because we know that God only wants the best for us.
Summary: Why worship the Lord? What benefits are there? What happens if we don't? Today we look at some psalms that greatly encourage our worship and closeness to God. It's a feeling like no other to come into God's presence in worship.
Summary: There are many voices in this world. The Bible in 2 Peter 1:19 tells us that as believers we a reliable voice that we can have confidence in if we but listen to that voice. But the question for us is “To whom are we listening?”