Rejoicing in God’s Vindication

Text: Psalm 98

Reflection and Question: The house of Israel is mentioned, but the main thrust of this joyful praise is God’s creative rule and imminent coming in judgment of all the earth. There is no fear in this excited and loving anticipation of God. To the ends of the earth, all nations have seen the power and goodness of God. How do you share in this shout out for the steadfast love and righteous judgment of God?

Prayer: Praise God! Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it. Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy at the presence of our God. Amen.

This meditation is based on the Daily Lectionary Year 1 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).