Chapter-a-Day Psalm 95

Road trip. 

Come, let's shout praises to God, raise the roof for the Rock who saved us! Let's march into his presence singing praises, lifting the rafters with our hymns!

Psalm 95:1-2 (MSG)

The week is a journey and corporate worship at God's house is the destination. That's the subtle message I pick up in many of the Psalms. Some of the Psalms were even written for that purpose. "Song of Ascent" is a liner note you see before several of the Psalms. That means it was a song written for people to sing as they ascended Mount Zion to worship at the temple. The music was preparing them for worship as they headed down the road.

There's a rebel in me that bucks against church. I don't like to watch people turn Sunday morning into the spiritual bullet on their weekly chore list, and think that they've earned their allowance from our Dad in Heaven. I don't like the game that church becomes. I don't like the way we turn church into the place where we pay God a quick visit, and then take off and leave Him there until next week when we'll drop by again.

I do love corporate worship, however. I like the way the song writers of the Psalms write about it in their lyrics. The week is a journey. We're on a road trip headed for God's house. We've got the music cranked. We're going to raise the roof.

Now that's something I can get excited about.

Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickrand Rob Thurman

2 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 95”

  1. 6-7 So come, let us worship: bow before him,
    on your knees before God, who made us!
    Oh yes, he’s our God,
    and we’re the people he pastures, the flock he feeds.
    Tonight we have our youth group’s annual Valentines Dinner. It’s a time of community and togetherness that I look forward to. While its a lot of work and stress to prepare for, a night like this reminds me of how the flock comes together to protect and encourage the young. Tonight will be a night of fun and worship together.

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