Knowing who to trust is really important. Will we trust in the God who is loving and faithful and willing to bless us, or trust in idols who are not able to do anything.
Psalm 110 is the most quoted Old Testament chapter in the New Testament of the Bible, and for good reason! It speaks most clearly about who the Messiah is and what he’s coming to do. It’s a terrifying Psalm in one sense because the Messiah rules as a warrior with all the authority of God, but it also brings comfort as we see him ruling for his the sake of his people. He’s not safe, but he’s good, and for that, we’ll praise him forever.
The New Testament quotes Psalm 110 again and again for good reason – you’ll be terrified and comforted by the King-Priest that you meet here. Your only response will be to live for Him.
In Psalm 95 we see the most natural response to knowing God is heartfelt praise and worship. Pride may get in our way from being joyful in Jesus from time to time, but it should never stop a child of God from raising their hands in gratitude for who he is and what he’s done.
Intro: As we take a look into our hearts this morning, we see that what we celebrate is one of the clearest signs to show us what we value. Psalm 95 shows us what we should be celebrating, and why, while it also serves a serious warning to those who aren’t where they should be.
God has summoned his people to worship him with joyful singing. God has also summoned his people to hear his Word and heed his warnings.
As we continue to look into God as Father in Psalm 49 this week, we see him giving his children wisdom with regard to wealth. Our gracious God helps us to see the vanity of wealth by those who pursue it, through the lens of an eternal perspective that Jesus fulfilled.
Since death comes to all it allows us to see that trusting and boasting in wealth has no future.
In the New Testament of the Bible, the Apostle Paul tells us that every family in heaven and on earth derives its name from God. He is Father, Provider, Protector, Creator, Sustainer, and Saviour – and in this incredible Psalm, the Prophet King David reflects on God as Father, who he is, and why he’s worthy of praise.
We are to urge ourselves to praise our God and Father for the many benefits that come from him.