"Loud let our hearts ring out the honors of our conquering Savior ... The rule of Christ is the joy of nature'.'
Praise to the King. All creation is called to praise Jesus, the reigning king (vv. 6, 9). As his people, we can use all means, such as instruments, to praise him with exuberance. Reference to the harp (v. 5) suggests that we may elegantly express adoration to God. However, Spurgeon was wary of the use of musical instruments to adulate God. They can become a substitute for a proper heart attitude and the focus of worship, rather than God himself. "There is no fear of our being too hearty in magnifying the God of our salvation, only we must take care that the song comes from the heart, otherwise the music is nothing but a noise in his ears, whether it is caused by human throats, or organ pipes, or far-resounding trumpets:' With the universal acknowledgment of Jesus' reign, his entire creation praises him (vv. 7-9).
Used by Permission “The Psalms of every day living”- David McKinley
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalms 101-102