Psalm 98 – Worship

1. Requests to Worship the Lord as King – vs. 1a, 4-6

By the example of this Psalm what is acceptable to God in way of our worship of Him?

2. Reasons to Worship the Lord as King – vs. 1b-3, 9

a.      He has _______________________________________    vs.1

b.      He has _______________________________________    vs. 1

c.      He has _______________________________________    vs. 2

d.      He has _______________________________________    vs. 2

e.      He has _______________________________________    vs.3

f.        He has ______________________________________    vs.3

g.      He will  ______________________________________    vs.9

h.      He will do so with _________________and ___________    vs.9

Christ is the Judge – John 5:21-24, see further Matthew 25:31-45

2 Corinthians 5:10, I Corinthians 3:12-15, Revelation 20:11-15

3. Recognizing the Worship of the Lord as King – vs. 7-8

Can you see the worship of God in His creation like the Psalmist?

Questions of personal application:

1.      How should this Psalm influence your prayers tonight?

2.      Is there a particular verse that speaks to your heart?

Selected Quote: “1-3  A song of praise for redeeming love is a new song, a mystery hidden from ages and generations. Converts sing a new song, very different from what they had sung. If the grace of God put a new heart into our breasts, it will put a new song into our mouths. Let this new song be sung to the praise of God, in consideration of the wonders he has wrought. The Redeemer has overcome all difficulties in the way of our redemption, and was not discouraged by the services or sufferings appointed him. Let us praise him for the discoveries made to the world of the work of redemption; his salvation and his righteousness fulfilling the prophecies and promises of the Old Testament. In pursuance of this design, God raised up his Son Jesus to be not only a Light to lighten the Gentiles, but the glory of his people Israel. Surely it behooves us to inquire whether his holy arm hath gotten the victory in our hearts, over the power of Satan, unbelief, and sin? If this be our happy case, we shall exchange all light songs of vanity for songs of joy and thanksgiving; our lives will celebrate the Redeemer’s praise” (Matthew Henry).

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