Get Animated

February 10th, 2012

RG AUDIO 021012Psalm 98

Olivia Newton-John once had a hit song entitled, “Let’s Get Physical.” My thought at the time was that the world needed a song to counterbalance that sentiment that would be titled, “Let’s Get Spiritual.” Psalm 98, which encourages praise to God, might inspire a song with the title, “Let’s get animated.”

The entire psalm should motivate the believer toward action with such phrases as “Sing to the Lord, a new song” (v. 1), “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth” (v. 4), and “make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn (vv. 5-6a).

Too often Christians want to remain passive about their faith in God, and many actually want to simply have a “silent witness.” This psalm encourages us not to remain silent any longer about the wondrous things of God. It challenges us to share the good things of God wherever we go and by whatever means we have available to us.


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