Our scripture this morning is Psalms 47:1-7.

Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth. He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet. He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loved. God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.

Songs of praise and worship are numerous in scripture. It is a natural reaction for us to give thanks for God’s goodness and protection. If we could maintain this attitude throughout our lives how much happier we would be!

In some translations this psalm is titled “One God, one King, one people”. In our modern understanding we forget how rare the worship of one God was. Monotheism was unique to Israel in that time and region. They had a special relationship with the Creator of all things.

However, they asked for an earthly king when God was already their king (1 Samuel 8:20). They chose to follow the ways of people, rather than the plan God had for them. May we choose the Lord over all the gaudy things the earth may tempt us with, and claim Jesus as our Savior!

Gracious God, we often fall into the lure of worldly things. Help us to see the truth through Your light and love, and go to share this blessing with the world. Amen.

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