TODAY’S BIBLE READING:
BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:
Psalm 47:1-2 “Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth.”
REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):
Life is tough. For some, it can be incredibly tough.
Yet, God does not get glory when His children walk around with discouragement written all over their faces. While we should never plaster fake smiles on our faces, we should strive to think in such a way that smiles come naturally.
In our Bible reading for today, the Psalmist calls us to clap (our) hands and shout to the Lord with joyful praise. In other words, we aren’t called to go through some lifeless religious ritual – we are to enjoy Him! This joy is to come from a heart that full to overflowing!
There is much superficiality in Christianity these days. People plaster a smile on their face and speak of how blessed they are. Yet, all the while, their heart is aching and empty.
So, what is the basis for clapping and shouting for joy? How can these actions be filled with genuine substance?
Believe the truth of verse 2: For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth.”
Philippians 4:8 “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”