Creative Bible Study – Psalm 95

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Psalm 95 Digital Art Journal PageCreative

I created another digital page this week using growth colors of yellow and green and an image of a shepherd with his sheep.

You can download the printables page here.

Commentary

The first seven verses of this Psalm paint a full picture of an attitude of worship including both joy and reverence. We “give a joyous shout” and “bow down before the Lord our maker.”

If we come before God with a thankful heart and a realization of how great He is, then our gratitude will show in our daily words and actions toward God and others.

Consider the thoughts of verse 6: worship and bow down, kneel.
Worship and bow down: to prostrate ourselves
Kneel: to bless

We seek to worship God with honor and respect for the “Lord our maker.”

How carefully he watches over us as sheep by the shepherd.

Notice the transition phrase between verse 7 and verse 8: “Oh, that you would listen to His voice today!” If we believe the descriptions given in verses 3-5:

For the Lord is a great God, the great King above all gods.
He owns the depths of the earth, and even the mightiest mountains are His.
The sea belongs to Him, for He made it. His hands formed the dry land, too.”

then we would more likely listen to His voice.

The Psalm concludes with a strong warning for people whose hearts turn away from God.w

Images

Sing to the Lord, give a joyous shout, depths of the earth, mightiest mountains, sea and dry land, bow down, kneel, sheep under His care, listen to His voice, people whose hearts turn away

Hymns and Songs

Praise the Rock of Our Salvation

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

 

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