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Joy for the Judge Who Saves

Psalms 98:1-9 :

Sing to Yahweh a new song,
for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
Yahweh has made known his salvation.
He has openly shown his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his loving kindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Make a joyful noise to Yahweh, all the earth!
Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!
Sing praises to Yahweh with the harp,
with the harp and the voice of melody.
With trumpets and sound of the ram’s horn,
make a joyful noise before the King, Yahweh.
Let the sea roar with its fullness;
the world, and those who dwell therein.
Let the rivers clap their hands.
Let the mountains sing for joy together.
Let them sing before Yahweh,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.

One of the amazing things about Israel that is worth considering is the fact that this very small tribe of people has become well known in the entire world. This little group of slaves was taken out of Egypt by God using miracles. They miraculously survived in the desert for 40 years without a country and then their children proceeded to take over a significant portion of the middle east. To this day the country is very small, yet they are well known. The simple fact is, "all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation" of the God of Israel. There are several groups who wish to take credit for Israel's God, but that's really quite impossible. Israel is a living miracle of God.

You and I have a similar story. We didn't start out well. We were sinners and in slavery to sin and death. Jesus miraculously made it possible for us to be saved and now we are growing. We, like Israel, get persecuted by those around us, but Jesus is coming back. Jesus is the judge that that is going to have the final say about us and our future. When He comes He will rule the whole world with righteousness. This is something worth making some noise about.

When I say noise, that's exactly what I mean. God isn't being too specific here about the style of music you use to praise Him. He actually calls it "noise" twice in this Psalm. If God isn't picky about the kind of music we use to praise Him, we should not pick on others who choose to use forms of music that we don't particularly enjoy. The noise does have a couple of requirements, however. It must be directed toward God, and it must be joyful. God even mentions trumpets, horns and harps. I seriously wonder if God would have mentioned kazoos if they would have existed yet. God wants us to be happy. He's not trying to make us miserable by forcing us to sing properly. He wants it to be real and He wants it to be happy.

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