Let’s Worship the Lord Together
Verse 1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
We start our third Psalm of Ascent which was written by David, one of the most notable psalmists. King David was a man of praise and even when he was convicted of a sin in his life, he wrote a psalm of worship to the King of his heart.
David knew the highs and lows of life with the Lord. He had seen the Lord work mightily through him even as a young boy guarding his father’s sheep. He had known the joy of victory when standing for the name of the Lord in the face of a formidable enemy when he told the giant, Goliath, that God would win the battle for His people. That faith in God was rewarded by the Lord delivering the mammoth of a man into the hands of the young future king.
David also knew the protection of the Lord from an angry, jealous king who hunted him wanting to kill him. David had seen how when he obeyed God, things would work out through God’s mighty hand. But David also knew the discipline of God when David didn’t follow the Lord’s commands. He had seen a young man die simply for touching the Ark of the Lord when it was being moved by cart instead of on the shoulders of the Levite priests. He also knew the very personal pain of discipline from the Lord when King David committed sin with Bathsheba and then had her husband killed when the man wouldn’t be unfaithful to his responsibilities. Yes, David had ridden the rollercoaster of worship and disobedience and that is what allowed him to write this psalm of traveling worship.
David had a relationship with God that had grown and strengthened. David had the dream of making God a permanent house for His mercy seat that was to sit atop the Ark of the Covenant but God didn’t want David to do that and told him to leave that for his son to do. But David found great joy in seeking the Lord and His presence whether that was in a field with a bunch of bleating sheep or in the presence of the Ark of the Lord.
This is the joy that David was expressing in joining others in worship. This should be our outlook for worship too. Let’s look forward to worshiping together!
Making It Personal
How excited are you to join with fellow believers for worship? Do you enjoy getting together with other believers to tell about the things that He has done in your life? If you struggle with wanting to worship with certain believers do you think this pleases God?
Making It Personal Kids
Do you like getting together with other Christians to worship Jesus? What is your favorite way to worship Jesus? Do you worship Jesus by yourself too?
Father, thank You for calling us to worship You as a body of believers. May we always find joy in joining together in worship of You, our Lord and King. In Jesus’ name, amen.