Main point summary
Because of who God is and who we are, we must gather together to praise and worship Him. We must not fail to believe and obey our King and Shepherd lest we fail to enter into his rest.
Oh come ,
Come one and all; let us gather together
let us sing to the Lord ;
let us a sing for joy to the Lord ,
SO THAT we may sing to God.
let us f make a joyful noise to g the rock of our salvation!
Let us shout joyfully to b the rock of our salvation.
THAT IS, let's make a joyful noise to God our rock-solid refuge and hope of salvation!
Let us h come into his presence with thanksgiving;
Let us a come before His presence b with 1 thanksgiving,
AS we approach God, let us come with thankfulness in our hearts and on our lips.
let us f make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
Let us shout joyfully to Him c with 2 psalms.
AND AS we sing, let us shout words of praise to God!
For the Lord is i a great God, and a great King j above all gods.
For the Lord is a a great God And a great King b above all gods,
BECAUSE YHWH is a great God and King who is far above all other supposed gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
In whose hand are the a depths of the earth,
The depths of the earth under God's sovereign control
the heights of the mountains are his also.
The peaks of the mountains are His also.
as well as the highest mountain peaks. Nothing is out of God's control.
The sea is his,
1 The sea is His,
The oceans are his, too,
for k he made it,
for it was He a who made it,
BECAUSE he made them,
and his hands formed k the dry land.
And His hands formed the dry land.
and he made the dry ground, too. All of earth belongs to God and is under his sovereign control.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Come, let us a worship and bow down,
SO, let's gather and worship God; let's bow before him,
let us l kneel before the Lord , our m Maker!
Let us b kneel before the Lord our c Maker.
THAT IS, let's humbly kneel before God who is our Maker/Creator.
For he is our n God,
For He is our God,
BECAUSE he is OUR God (not just a great God v3 but our God)
and we are the people of his o pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
And a we are the people of His 1 b pasture and the sheep of His hand.
and we are the people dwelling in his pasture/field, the sheep under his shepherding care and protection.
p Today, if you q hear his voice,
c Today, 2 if you would hear His voice,
So, while it is TODAY, if you will listen to him,
r do not harden your hearts,
Do not harden your hearts,
do not harden your hearts through unbelief and disobedience
as at s Meribah,
as at 1 a Meribah,
AS they did at Meribah, the place of striving,
as on the day at t Massah in the wilderness,
As in the day of 2 b Massah in the wilderness,
AND AS they did at Massah, the place of tempting God in the wilderness,
when your fathers put me to the u test and put me to the proof,
“When your fathers a tested Me, They tried Me,
WHEN your forefathers put ME (God) to the test and tried to prove ME,
though they had seen my v work.
though they had seen My work.
EVEN THOUGH they had already seen my marvelous wonderful works in Egypt and the wilderness.
w For forty years I loathed that generation
“For a forty years I loathed that generation,
For 40 years, I was disgusted with that generation of unbelievers,
and said ,
AND I said,
“They are a people who go astray in their heart,
they are a people who err in their heart,
This is a people who do not walk in my ways that I have commanded them to walk in. (Deu 5:33)
and they have not known x my ways.”
And they do not know My ways.
They err and stray BECAUSE they do not/have not known my ways.
Therefore I y swore in my wrath,
“Therefore I a swore in My anger,
THEREFORE, I declared in my wrath,
“They shall not enter z my rest.”
Truly they shall not enter into My b rest.”
They will not enter into my rest.
Sing to God; come before him with thanksgiving and praise.
BECAUSE He is God and King and BECAUSE all creation belongs to him
SO, come worship and bow before God our Maker. BECAUSE we are his sheep and he is our Shepherd, we must hear and obey. >remember and learn from the past sins of others
BECAUSE He is our God and BECAUSE we are his sheep of his pasture and hand >we are his sheep = he leads and guides us >pasture - we graze on his land >hand - we are in his care
I borrowed the 4-word outline from Ligon Duncan to preach this Psalm: Come (1-2) For (3-5) Worship (6-7a) Today (7b-11)