Make a Joyful Noise Unto the LORD

1 O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

2 The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.

Psalm 98:1-6 (King James Version)

I chose the King James Version of the Bible today because I love the way this passage reads in it. “Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord”!! Wow…what a way to describe how to praise God for all the wonderful things He has done for us.
What things has the Lord done for us? Let me quote from the New International Version of the Bible for a moment:
“The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.”
As we approach Christmas, I urge all of you not to get caught up in the commercialism; the need to get a bunch more stuff that you really don’t need or have room for anyway. Keep the true meaning of Christmas in your thoughts constantly.
Jesus, being sent to earth, to eventually die for our sins, He is the “Reason for the Season”.

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