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The Earth’s Joyous Song

When God brings salvation, the whole earth is called on to praise the King. The sea and sea-creatures, the land and land-dwellers, rivers, hills, are all exhorted to glorify the Lord for the justice of His judgments. Even the wood, … Continue reading

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Many Salvations

Psalm 107 exhorts God’s people to give thanks for the many different salvations that God has worked on their behalf. Whether they were lost, hungry and thirsty, foolish, afflicted, storm-tossed, in darkness, sin, or rebellion, God responded to every situation with loving and … Continue reading

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A Song and A Sword

Psalm 149 opens with a rousing exhortation to praise God with instruments, singing, and dancing that starts in the assemblies, and follows the gathered saints back home to their beds. In verse 6, the psalm shifts from presenting the saints … Continue reading

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Sing, Kneel, and Listen

Psalm 95 instructs us in the actions and postures of right worship: we are to come before God with joyful songs, to praise Him for His greatness. We are to bow down and worship, for He is our God, who … Continue reading

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When My Heart is Faint

David’s humility in Psalm 61 makes it easy to forget that this is the cry of a mighty king. Even the king knows that there is a higher rock of refuge than earthly power and authority, and so he longs … Continue reading

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I Will Sing of Your Strength

In the evening, David finds himself surrounded by savage dogs, and so he calls on God to wake up and protect him. The contrast in Psalm 59 couldn’t be greater: David is exhausted and overmatched, and needs to sleep. God … Continue reading

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