is a song of gladness. We should be happy, rejoicing in the Lord.
David tells the righteous to rejoice. Praise is pleasing for the upright.
Praise the Lord with your instruments, and sing new songs to him. Play skillfully and loudly, for the Word of the Lord is right, and all his works are done in Truth!
The Lord loves righteousness and judgment; the whole earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. By His word, the heavens were made with all the stars and planets, sun and moon. Just the breath of His mouth made the universe!
He Gathered the waters of the sea, creating the depths of the sea in storehouses. Not a single drop of rain falls but what God planned it to.
David said, "Let all the earth fear the Lord, and let all the inhabitants of the world stand before Him in awe." He spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood at attention to do His will.
The Lord brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing. He makes the devices of the people of none effect. But the counsel of the Lord will stand forever. Just the thoughts of His heart will stand for all generations.
David said, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance." The Lord looks from heaven and sees all of the sons of men. From his throne, he looks on all of the inhabitants of the earth.
He fashioned all their hearts alike, every man was born in sin. He considers all of their works, not just the ones that were failures.
There is no king saved by the multitude of people that support him. A mighty man is not saved by great strength. A horse is a vain thing to rely on for safety, nobody can run from the Lord.
The eye of the Lord is upon every one that fears Him. His eye is upon them that rely on His mercy to save their soul and provide for them.
Our soul waits on the Lord, for he is the one that helps us and protects us.
Our heart will rejoice in Him, because we have trusted His Holy Name. Let your mercy be upon us, Lord. We serve you and have put our faith in You. It is not the things that we do that save us, it is by grace that we are saved, through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
As Christians, we should ask ourselves: Are we happy in our walk with Christ, able to rejoice in front of others? Do we play our music loudly and with passion as we rejoice? Do we rejoice that the whole earth is full of the goodness of the Lord, or do we condemn the world that God has given us to live in? Do we condemn others when God fashioned all of our hearts alike, or do we help our brothers and sisters in their walk with Christ? Do we think we are protected by the large number of people in our organization, or do we put our trust in God alone? Do we put our faith in Him? Do we rejoice in it?