Ps 47:1 “Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!”
Have you ever spontaneously started clapping and shouting? Has the Spirit of God moved upon you and clapping, and shouting was the first thing that came to your mind? I can’t say that it happens often, but it has for me. I’m glad no one is around because my rhythm is not very stellar, but I know God appreciates the attempt.
In this Psalm there is much to be thankful for as you read the Psalm.
He is the King over all the earth- “Shout to God!”
He has subdued the nations of the world- “Shout to God!”
He has chosen our inheritance, “eternal Life”- “Shout to God!”
He sits on his holy throne; He is a reigning King- “Shout to God!”
Verse 9 ends with a glimpse of what heaven will look like as we gather to worship the King of Kings- Read the words,
Ps 47:9 “9 The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted!”
Have you felt the need to clap and shout, go ahead, no one is watching… if not, we can look forward to the day, as the Psalmist writes, God will be praised.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalms 41-43