The Global Call
- This psalm was sung when David brought the ark of the covenant into the capital city of Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 16)
- It was also connected with the reestablishment of the temple following the exile (LXX).
The Mission of God
- The goal of missions (v 1-3, 7-9)
- We should sing in gratitude (v 1-2a)
- We should declare God’s glory and his great works (v 2b-3)
- We should give God the honor that he deserves (v 7-8)
- We should worship God by means of a holy life (v 9)
- The motivation of missions (v 4-6)
- The LORD is unrivaled and worthy of praise (v 4-6)
- The LORD created all things while the gods of the nations have done nothing (v 5)
- In the LORD’s presence we find true strength, nobility, and beauty (v 6)
- The message of missions (v 10-13) – to be continued next week!