Joyful, Joyful

today's reading.
Psalm 98:1-9    Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him...
Psalms 98

Psalms 98think about it.
What are some reasons we have to sing a new song to the Lord (98:1-3)? How are we do that (98:4-6)? Why would the Lord's judgment be a reason for the earth to rejoice? How does this psalm shape your perspective on God's judgment? On your worship?

the blog.
If you're needing a "joyful" shot in the arm today, then Psalm 98 is sure to supply. As with so many psalms, it's about singing and praising the Lord. I particularly like verse 8 where the psalmist gives us the unusual description of the rivers clapping their hands and the hills singing for joy together. That got me thinking If the rivers and hills can be that exuberant, what does that tell me about my joy in the Lord? I think I've got some work to do!!

So what can we do to make sure we're all about being joyful in the Lord this week? How are we going to experience joy? How can we display it, share it, and even receive it? Tami W. 

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