Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious. Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah. Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men. He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him. He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. (Psalms 66:1-7)
Today's Morsel: Both Psalms 66:1 and Psalms 100 begin with the same words: Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye land. When God demonstrates His power and His care for us, we need to share what He has done for us with others. We are not alone in our troubles. Some of our struggling friends and loved ones face the same problems we do. In many ways, I guess that's why scripture says that there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man, but God is faithful (1 Corinthians 10:13). When others see us praising God for His deliverance, it can become a source of hope and inspiration for them as they too seek God for victory over whatever they may be going through or depending upon. We never know but that our praise may be the key to making someone free from themselves or their dependencies. Paul admonish us, "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:1-2). The psalmist said, "You have turned my mourning into dancing and my sorrow into joy." John said, "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death" (Revelation 12:11).
Sing: You have turned, my mourning into dancing, you have turned my sorrow into joy. You have turned, my mourning into dancing, you have turned my sorrow into joy.
This is how we overcome! This is how we overcome! This is how we overcome. This is how we overcome.
You have turned, my mourning into dancing, you have turned my sorrow into joy.