“…Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands” (Psalms 100:1)
God is worthy, more than worthy of our worship and praise. Let us “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD” (Psalms 100:1). “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation” (Psalms 95:1). (Read Psalms 95:1-6.) When many of us try to sing, it is but a noise to human ears; but we know God is pleased when we “make a joyful noise” unto Him.
Psalm 98:1 says, “O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things…” And then in verse 4, “Make a joyful noise… make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.” So even our singing that is but a noise is Biblical!
Yes, God knows that we love Him because He first loved us. Also, God sees that we love the brethren; and because we do, we know that we are born of God. We know that God’s love lives in our spirits. We also know that His love is eternal; nothing will ever separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:31-39). Therefore, we know we will always be children of God (forever and ever, even in eternity, where there is no time). That my dear friend should (and does) give us peace and rest in Christ.
The battle is standing still and waiting on God (Isaiah 40:31). God has to take His sheep through the Valley of the Shadow of Death to get their attention. That is a sad commentary on the sheep, but it is a fact. We receive Revelation and Regeneration, but then the real tests come to conform us to the image of Christ. Some of God’s sheep seem to have a rougher test than others; but then, “…unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required…” (Luke 12:48).
It seems that we sometimes show our lack of dependency upon God. But we know, as His children, He abides deep within our spirit. His children have a deep, deep commitment to our Lord. Let us say, as Paul said, “… I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day” (2 Timothy 1:12); even into eternity, forever and ever.
Yes, our flesh is dying daily; each day brings us closer to the hour of our physical death. But because Jesus has paid for our spiritual life in His spiritual death for us; He has taken the sting out of physical death for us. We know that when our eyes close in physical death, we shall instantly be in the presence of God. Hallelujah!
So let us give God all the praise! Yes He has done a miracle for us! Let us praise His holy name! Let us “make a joyful noise”!
We don’t know what He has planned for us in the future, but we know whatever it is and wherever we are, it will be glorious, for God is the Author of our Purpose.
This world holds nothing for us; we are, by His grace, now focused on Christ, His Kingdom, and His Purpose for us.
We were conceived, brought forth, trained, and saved experientially for Him and to bring Him Glory! Hallelujah!
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