Thursday, August 27, 2015

Shout for Joy

August 27

Daily Bible Reading: Psalms 132 – 134

Verse of the Day: Psalm 132:9 – “Let thy priest be clothed with righteousness; And let thy saints shout for joy.”

These songs complete the songs of Ascent that we have recorded. 

The phrase “shout for joy” in today’s verse is one word in the Hebrew – rânan. The word translates directly as “to utter loudly,” and the term is connected in many places in the Old Testament with words dealing with joy.

The idea of us loudly rejoicing in the Lord is very appropriate when we base it upon His greatness and goodness to us. God has abundantly bestowed blessings upon us, and in return as we realize His great care and concern, we should naturally break out in songs, shouts, and other forms of loud praise to Him.

Prayer: Righteous and majestic God of all Creation, as I pause and consider what Your right hand has done for me, I cannot help but exclaim in the loudest voice I have of Your majesty, faithfulness, and worth. Amen.

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