ROOTED - Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The theme of the carol, O Come, All Ye Faithful, is adoration.  We are invited to come and adore the newborn King, who is Christ the Lord.

 

While adoration may feel like a foreign concept, it’s really very natural.  We adore loved ones, favorite possessions, and pets.  Hopefully, we adore the Lord even more than all of these things.

 

One place we can go for learning how to adore the Lord is the Psalms.  They are full of the praises of men and women toward God.

 

Psalm 95:1-7

1 O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 

2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! 

3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 

4 In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. 

5 The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed. 

6 O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! 

7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would listen to his voice! 

 

Reflections

What does this Psalm mean to you?

 

Many of us are quick to recommend our favorite things and experiences to our friends… “You’ve got to try this coffee!”  “If you’re buying a car, I recommend my favorite dealer.”  How many of us are just as quick to encourage the adoration of God?  Come, join me in singing praise to the Lord!

 

Verse 6 captures the spirit of this season, and of O Come, All Ye Faithful, “O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!”

 

Before moving on, memorize this verse.

 

Prayer

O Lord, you are our great God, a King above all kings.  In your hands are the depths of the earth and the heights of every mountain.  With a word from your lips you made the ocean and the dry land, and formed the world with your hands.  So let me worship you, Lord, for you alone are worthy.  Through Christ the Lord I pray.  Amen.