Psalm 98

Psalm 98 is another chapter about praising God.  It starts this way: “Oh sing to the Lord a new song”.  Interesting that it says we need to sing a new song – not an old one.  Why would it say that?  Some of the old ones are pretty good aren’t they?  But the reality is that God is so good that there is always something new to sing about.  God is doing great and mighty things in our lives every day.  There is always something new to be singing about.  The key is that we need to stop and see what He is up to.

So why do we sing?  “For He has done marvelous things”.  Did you catch that?  God is about creating marvel in our lives.  He is active and alive and makes things happen all around us all day every day.  God is in the miracle business.  We may not consider them all as miraculous – but when we stop and realize all that God is up to – it is more than miraculous.  He is doing great and amazing things.  And we are the recipients of “His steadfast love and faithfulness”.  He just keeps giving and doing marvelous things!

What is God really about?  “The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations…. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God”.  He is about our salvation.  He has made it known to all – everyone to the ends of the earth.  There is no excuse that people did not know about the awesomeness of God.  He has revealed Himself.  He has made it known.  Salvation is out there – in the broad daylight – around the globe for all to see.

So the question that remains is really what you will do with that salvation.  God has offered it through the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ.  There is no other solution to our sin problem than Jesus.  Have you taken action to deal with your sin?  Have you received the free gift of grace that God has offered?  He has made known His solution and salvation.  It is Jesus.  The question is – what will you do with Jesus?  That is the real reason for us to sing a new song.  When we receive Jesus as Lord we become a new creation.  We are filled with a new song.  We have something to truly be grateful for.  And the salvation God offers us is truly marvelous and miraculous.  It is all about His steadfast love and faithfulness.  Will you make it yours?  Will you take Jesus sacrifice on the Cross and make it your salvation?  I hope so – it is the hope of the world!

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