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Joy Over Our King

Psalm 98:6 (ESV) … “With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!”

Psalm 98 is one of the coronation psalms. Like the others in the series, it was included in the Psalter to commemorate the return from Babylon and to anticipate the coming kingdom of Christ.

When we come to verse 6, we find that it is the crowning day! The King has come, he has ascended to His throne, all the earth is summoned before Him, the people are invited to participate in His joy. The world is to ring with the noise of music and with the sounds of praise. Instruments of music are brought to add to the ever-growing volume of sound. The scene anticipates the millennial reign which will begin with a burst of heartfelt gratitude to God that at last, the King has come.[1]

Today we can go forth to live with that selfsame heartfelt gratitude, for the King has truly come. The Lord Jesus is the long promised and awaited King. As believers, we should draw people to King Jesus by way of our joy that He has given us.

Finally, we must also remember that not only has our King come to bring us salvation, but one day He is coming again to receive us home - forever to live with Him in the kingdom of Heaven.

Prayer: Lord today, let me live in an attitude of gratitude that my much-needed King has come – you Lord! Help me live in such manner Lord that others would seek to make you their King also. In your name Jesus, we pray AMEN!

[1] Phillips, J. (2012). Exploring Psalms 89–150: An Expository Commentary (Vol. 2, Ps 98:4–6). Kregel Publications; WORDsearch Corp.

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