Daily Read - Judges 7:1-8:17; Luke 23:13-43; Psalm 97:1-98:9; Proverbs 14:7-8
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.
Sing to the Lord with the harp,
With the harp and the sound of a psalm,
With trumpets and the sound of a horn;
Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell in it;
Let the rivers clap their hands;
Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord,
For He is coming to judge the earth.
With righteousness He shall judge the world,
And the peoples with equity.
The creation resonates with praise because all creation is made to praise the Creator of all things. From the tiniest microscopic animal to the tallest, most majestic mountain in the world, all things are created for His glory.
The entire earth reverberates with the sound of praise. If we would just take the time to listen, we would hear the sound of praise coming from everything. It is a symphony orchestrated by the Creator Himself, a song rising on the wings of the Spirit of God.
No one escapes this song of acclamation because it surrounds us pouring out from all creation. God goes to great lengths to insure everyone hears the song. He desires for all to catch a hold of the tune and join His choir.
The sea roars crashing its praise against the shores of land, while creatures living under its powerful might quietly join the harmonic chorus. Jagged mountains point to the heavens exalting His name of above all names, while ancient trees extend their arms in continual adoration. Streams and rivers alive with moving interludes, bridge other elements of creation together in their laudation to the Lord.
Not one snowflake falls to the ground without releasing worship in its melting. Even the clashing of clouds brings tremendous crescendo as lightning flashes release thunderous sounds of worship.
Yes, all creation exists to praise the maker of the heavens and earth; however, the most touching and pleasurable sound to God is the praise coming from the hearts of His people. Nothing moves God more than to hear His bride singing a love song of praise to her groom. This sound rises above all others reaching into the deepest parts of Father's heart where His love burns the hottest.
Shout joyfully all the earth
and sing your song of praise!
All creation sings,
but without your voice
The song is missing a major