“O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth” (Psalms 96:9-13).
Today’s Morsel: Paul Revere has been credited with giving the warning that the British were coming. It was to alert the ‘Minutemen’ that the British forces were headed their way. The Psalmist, many years before, had also given a warning to the people of the coming of the Lord. His warning is repeated twice in the Psalm to show the certainty of Christ's coming and the importance of it, and the reason there was for joy and gladness because of it. His coming was to save sinners, to procure peace, pardon, righteousness, and eternal life for all and therefore should be a source of great joy. As Paul told Timothy, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief” (1 Timothy 1:15). Aren’t you glad that He forgave you of your sin? “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” Jesus said (John 15:11).
Sing: I have found His grace is all complete He supplies my every need. While I sit and learn at Jesus’ feet, I am free, yes free indeed.
It is joy unspeakable and full of glory, full of gory, full of glory. It is joy unspeakable and full of glory, and the half hath never yet been told.
Thought For Today: The joy of the Lord is my strength.