November 9, 2022
Intro: Did you get a chance to see the total lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning? I got up in time to see the last portion of it. Then, as I was driving to join the prayer team a little while later, I saw a beautiful rainbow. Multiple marvels in the heavenlies in just a matter of hours. The whole of creation is the Lord’s handiwork; his glory. God is committed to care for creation, because it all belongs to him.
In our passage today, the psalmist sings about the righteous Creator King whose is steadfast and faithful in his love. He praises God and anticipates His coming to rule His people. As believers, we know Jesus fulfilled this anticipation when He came the first time to save all people from their sins. May we never cease to praise Him for salvation, because we know He will return to judge the world and He has promised to take care of His own.
Psalm 98 NLT
Sing a new song to the Lord, for he has done wonderful deeds.His right hand has won a mighty victory; his holy arm has shown his saving power!
The Lord has announced his victory and has revealed his righteousness to every nation!
He has remembered his promise to love and be faithful to Israel. The ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
Shout to the Lord, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy!
Sing your praise to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and melodious song,
with trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn. Make a joyful symphony before the Lord, the King!
Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the earth and all living things join in.
Let the rivers clap their hands in glee! Let the hills sing out their songs of joy
before the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth.He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with fairness.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for bringing salvation to earth; to your human family. With all creation, we praise your name. In Jesus’ name. Amen.