Psalm 95 is a psalm of worship that teaches us the basics of worship.
How we worship – sing for joy (v1), shout aloud (v1), come before Him (v2), extol (praise enthusiastically) Him with music and song (v2), bow down, kneel (v6)
Who we worship – the Lord (v1,6), the Rock of our salvation (v1), the Great God (v3), the great King above all gods (v3), our Maker (v6), our God (v7)
Why we worship – he holds and sustains the depths and mountains of the earth (v4), he made the sea and the dry land (v5), he made us (v6), he looks after, sustains us (v7)
It closes with an expectation of hearing his voice while we worship (v7) as well as a warning to not harden our hearts when He gives direction (v8), incurring God’s wrath and losing his guidance (v10), spiritual insight (v10) and the peace of being in His presence (v10).
When I worship God with an understanding mind (reading His word and listening to biblical preaching regularly), a responsive heart (a humble, repentant and teachable spirit) and an obedient will (determination to follow God’s teaching) I can expect Him to speak to me; giving me guidance, spiritual understanding and sustaining peace in a very personal way. Praise God!
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalms 95-97