Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Psalm 95:1-11 NLT
[1] Come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.

[2] Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.

[3] For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.

[4] He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains.

[5] The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too.

[6] Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker,

[7] for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!

[8] The LORD says, “Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at Massah in the wilderness.

[9] For there your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw everything I did.

[10] For forty years I was angry with them, and I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts turn away from me. They refuse to do what I tell them.’

[11] So in my anger I took an oath: ‘They will never enter my place of rest.’”

Reflection . . .

Psalm 95 is a Psalm focused on worship. It’s a call to come before the Lord in praise and thanksgiving. The main focus is found in verses 6-8 which talk about humbling ourselves before the Lord in worship. It is the essential key to authentic worship. Bowing before the Lord acknowledging that He is God, confessing before Him that we need Him and asking forgivness for our shortcomings.

Bowing down, kneeling before God is a posture of reverence, humility and acknowledgment of our profound dependance on Him because He is our Creator and to Him belongs all praise and honour. God is our salvation and He is great!

Therefore you are great, O Lord God.  For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

2 Sam 7:22 NLT