Posted: August 29, 2011
Let us ponder this week the truths of Psalm 66. I noticed the title used is to the chief musician a Psalm or a song. This tells me it was either for the public singing or public reading. The psalm speaks of an invitation to come to God. I would like to take up this theme in our study of Psalm 66 come unto Him.
In verses 1-4 I find an invitation to come ye nations and praise Him. This will definitely be a Psalm to depict the millennial reign of Christ. We have never had in history these truths lived out so they must be yet future.
In verse one the invitation is for the nation to come with a joyful noise. I go to church night after night and watch folks during the singing part of the service that never opens their mouth even to make a joyful noise. It will not be so in this day of the millennial reign of Christ for every person in every nation will make a joyful noise unto the Lord. The shout and praise will not go to Buddha or Ala but to the only wise God who is our Lord and Savior.
I noticed in verse two they will come with a song to sing unto His name even praises on their lips. We know that not everyone in this world has a song upon their lips to the Lord in this day. When we realize that much of this world is living in starvation they have no song in their heart but in that day every person alive on the globe will have a song to sing and praise on their lips. What a day that will be. In verse three I find that every person on the globe will come with a proclamation. Every person will proclaim great is the Lord and greatly to be praised of His mighty works of power. Every knee will bow and every mouth will proclaim on the globe that He is the Lord, He is the Lord, He is risen from the dead and He is Lord. We know that such an event is yet future it has never happened in the past or the present. What a day that will be. I'm not going to wait till then to bow, sing, or give Him praise; I'm going to do it now.
In verse four I find that every person and nation on the globe will come with worship. The word means to prostrate oneself and give honor to a king. The text tells us His name alone will bring such a response from every living being on the earth. I tell you what a day that will be I can hardly wait. It would be wonderful if we would try out praise and worship now. The section ends with the word Selah, which is defined by John Phillips and so fits this text when he says it means ‘well, what do you think about that?’