Make A Joyful Noise, Shout Joyfully To The Lord

Make a joyful noise” is a call for everyone to shout joyfully to the Lord. Set forth his honor through songs, music, and shouts. Say to God: “How awesome are your works!

Created: Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Make A Joyful Noise, Shout Joyfully To The Lord

"Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth. Psalms 66:1 (MKJV)" Bible snack

STM Bible Snack

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth. 2 Sing forth the honor of His name; make His praise glorious. 3 Say to God, How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power, Your enemies pretend obedience to You. 4 All the earth shall worship You, and shall sing to You; they praise Your name. Selah. Psalm 66:1-4 (MKJV) [read Psalms 66:1-20].

Why shout joyfully to the Lord?

All who worship God, come here and listen; I will tell you everything God has done for me. 17 I prayed to the Lord, and I praised him. 18 If my thoughts had been sinful, he would have refused to hear me. 19 But God did listen and answered my prayer. Psalm 66:16-19 (CEV)

The psalmist began this Psalm as a call to honor God for Israel’s deliverance from exile (see Psalms 66:6). But, in the end, he made it personal. Take this time to reflect on what the Lord has done for you.

Will the rocks have to praise the Lord for you?

“Jesus was coming close to Jerusalem. He was already near the bottom of the Mount of Olives. The whole crowd of followers was very happy. They began shouting praise to God for all the powerful works they had seen. They said,
38 “God bless the king who comes in the name of the Lord! There is peace in heaven and glory to God!” [Psalm 118:26]
39 Some of the Pharisees said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell your followers not to say these things!” 40 But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if my followers don’t say these things, then the stones will cry out.” Luke 19:37-40 (ICB) [Read Luke 19:28-40]

Let us make a joyful noise – The word used here means commonly to make a loud noise, to shout, Job 30:5. It is especially used (a) of warlike shouts, Joshua 6:16; 1 Samuel 17:20; (b) of the shout of triumph, Judges 15:14; (c) of the sound or clangor of a trumpet, Numbers 10:9; Joel 2:1. It may thus be used to denote any shout of joy or praise. In public worship it would denote praise of the most animated kind. – Barnes

Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Psalms 95:1 (NLT) [read Psalms 95:1-5 (1)].

Are we too civil to make a joyful noise to the Lord? Is God not worthy of a joyful shout? Lift your voice and shout joyfully to the Lord for all that he has done for you! I pray that you have enjoyed and will make the most of this Bible snack. Blessings to you and your loved ones— Tim. ☺

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