Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. – Psalm 96:2.
Psalm 96: Worship is incomplete without telling and proclaiming his salvation. Those who bless his name should proclaim his name (v.2).
This Psalm means that everyone should praise God. It says in verse 5 that all of the gods of the nation are idols, they have no power, but God created his whole world and we should praise him forever. –
Psalm 96:1-3. We have many thing to praise God for. We have many thing to tell to others about our God. –
Psalms 96:3 One of the ways we declare God’s glory is by speaking of the marvelous works that he has performed in our lives. Vs 4 We are to give due reverence to God because we serve a true, living God and is above all gods.
கர்த்தருக்குப் புதுப்பாட்டைப் பாடுங்கள் பூமியின் குடிகளே எல்லாரும் கர்த்தரைப் பாடுங்கள் [சங்கீதம் 96 : 1]
கர்த்தர் பெரியவரும் மிகவும் ஸ்தோத்திரிக்கப்படத்தக்கவருமாயிருக்கிறார் எல்லா தேவர்களிலும் பயப்படத்தக்கவர் அவரே
[சங்கீதம் 96 : 4]
Psalm 96 -(v9) பரிசுத்த அலங்காரத்துடனே கர்த்தரைத் தொழுதுகொள்ளுங்கள். Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
-If our heart and mind and soul are clean, our Lord will dwell in it. So, we can feel the presence of God.
Psalm 96: Sing to the Lord! Declare his glory among the nations. Worship the Lord in holy splendour.
Psalm 96:1-3, All nations are invited to unite in this most joyful praise. All people have occasions to praise him for what he has done and what he has been doing. (V4)He is exalted above all gods as King, (v13)above all things as Creator, and above His people as leader
Psalm 96:5 all the gods of peoples are worthless idols but LORD ( all caps) ‘made’ the heavens. Making or creating is the mark of a real worthy God vs dumb idols. What does this means? Only our covenant God can make something new. A new heaven, a new earth, a new star. But importantly, only He can forgive sins in the deep recesses of our soul and create a new heart for a start. None of the others gods can do that for any of the peoples. They make us spin our own salvation. They need something from us before they can do anything. Only Yahweh can do it from absolute nothing. Sheer grace.
These words are meant to sent seismic vibrations though the world. I am not surprised that the trees sing and the seas roar. They are dancing to the Majesty of their ‘maker’. He knows them by heart.