October 25, 2018 – Psalm 96:11-13a

Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for He is coming! Psalm 96:11-13a.

Have you ever seen the heavens break out in gladness and the earth rejoice?  And you thought the waves made crashing noises.  Instead it is shouting His Praise.  Have you ever considered the fall season of crops from the field bursting out with Joy?  Or the forest singing before the Lord?

Why does all creation rejoice?  All creation knows a secret filled with Joy.  This Joy is like a spring of water, bursting forth continually.  There is not a complaint present in all the fields, or the sea, or the forest.  The secret of Joy can be ours as well — Jesus is coming.  Jubilation is present in all of creation.

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Do everything without complaining and arguing,  so that no one can criticize you.  Philippians 2:11-13a.

My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection. That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long.  Psalm 71:7-8.

Surely righteous people are praising your name; the godly will live in Your presence. Psalm 140:13.  And where can we find His Truth? 

 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him!” John 14:6-7

He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with His truth. Psalm 96:13b.