Text: Psalm 40-42
Psalm 40 is a favorite for me, especially these opening verses:
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord. (Psalm 40:1-3)
These words remind us that our worship of the Lord is rooted in our salvation. We called out to Him for help. He rescued us from the “miry bog” of our sin and set our feet “upon a rock” – the rock of Jesus Christ. Our salvation is so sweet, and our Savior is so great that we cannot keep quiet about Him. So we sing a new song, one of praise, a song He put in our heart. When others see us in genuine worship, they, too, come to Him. True worship is contagious. That suggests it is emotion-filled, expressive, excited and genuine. Such worship is all because we fully grasp the miracle of our salvation and the love of the One who saves. May it be so with ours. Now… here’s a special challenge during this pandemic time. How can our worship at home with our families be like this?
in Him, Mike