The author foresees a day when the whole planet is won over to the faith, and the LORD rules over the earth.
a new song. God would have us sing a new song. That is, he would have us leave yesterday behind. He would have us give up bad habits and sin. He would have us sing a new song, a “song” of charity and holiness.
What new “song” have you learned lately?
right hand. The Bible often mentions “the right hand” of God. That is a position of power and honor. We believe it refers to Jesus Christ. More verses about the right hand.
VERSE 2. The LORD has made known his salvation. He has openly shown his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
openly shown. The mysteries of God are not concealed. Rather, they are made known in the Scriptures. And they are shouted from rooftops!
Luke 12:3. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light. What you have spoken in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.
VERSE 3. He has remembered his loving kindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
All the ends of the earth. This is yet another Old Testament reference to the future (successful) evangelization of the whole world. The author sees forward in time until the whole planet was won over to the faith. How can you help evangelize the entire world?
VERSE 4. Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!
VERSE 5. Sing praises to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the voice of melody.
VERSE 6. With shofars and sound of the ram’s horn, make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD.
VERSE 7. Let the sea roar with its fullness; the world, and those who dwell therein.
VERSE 8. Let the rivers clap their hands. Let the mountains sing for joy together.
VERSE 9. Let them sing before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
he comes to judge the earth. The author foresees a day when God will rule the earth.
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