In returning to our Lord’s Day Preparation, we turn to Psalm 47:1-4 (NASB). A psalm triumphant and joyful, it reminds us to celebrate the Lord with vigor
“O clap your hands, all peoples; Shout to God with the voice of joy. 2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared, A great King over all the earth. 3 He subdues peoples under us And nations under our feet. 4 He chooses our inheritance for us, The glory of Jacob whom He loves.”
Though primarily speaking of Elect Israel, the Psalmist reminds us that we celebrate God primarily for His sovereignty. The Lord is Melech ha’Olam (King of all the Earth). He is our strength, our elector and redeemer. It is the Lord who is a mighty warrior, subduing the enemies of His people. The Psalmist tells us that God chooses our inheritance for us and we know that the Lord Himself is our inheritance.
Let us pray:
Father, we celebrate your presence among us. You are our glory and the lifter of our heads. It is our joy to be the sheep of your pasture and to serve You, our glorious King.