God is God, and I am not. The first portion of Psalm 95, credited to the pen of David, encourages us to praise the sovereignty of God. In the latter verses, beginning with the end of verse 7, the psalmist encourages us to believe and trust in the Lord, who reigns sovereign today, just as He did yesterday, and will continue to do tomorrow. Knowing that God is in control causes me, hopefully, to seek His will for my life. It is God’s plan and purpose I am here to fulfill, not my own. He is both the rock of our salvation and the fortress of our refuge. He is our shepherd and our king. So let us gather together and make a joyful noise and sing praise to Him who is above all and beyond all measure.
1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
3 For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
7 For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
Today, if you hear his voice,
8 do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,
as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
9 when your fathers put me to the test
and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
10 For forty years I loathed that generation
and said, They are a people who go astray in their heart,
and they have not known my ways.
11 Therefore I swore in my wrath,
They shall not enter my rest.