In this episode we are looking at Psalm 95. We are in a series of looking at Book 4 of the Psalms, which starts with Psalm 90. Beginning in Psalm 93 through Psalm 100, the psalms have an overarching theme of showing God as King.
Psalm 95 calls believers to respond in two ways to God – Creator and King.
Verses 1 – a priest or worship leader calling a congregation together to worship.
Verse 3 – the reference to “gods” is to mythological gods.
Verses 6-8 calls believers to submit to God, our Creator and King. (Worship, bow down, kneel, do not harden your hearts)
Verse 8 – referencing the events at Meribah and Massah, which can be translated as quarreling or testing. Exodus 17:1-7 & Numbers 20:1-13
Verse 9 switches to God directly speaking.
Verses 11 “shall not enter my rest” – those who rebelled in the wilderness didn’t enter the Promised Land. Hebrews 3:7-4:13
Attributes of God in this psalm:
- Our Rock
- Our Savior
- Great & Mighty
- Creator & Maker
Keep reading your Bible!