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Read Psalm 95

Read Psalm 95

95           Come, let us praise the Lord!
Let us sing for joy to God, who protects us!
2     Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and sing joyful songs of praise.
3     For the Lord is
a mighty God, a mighty king over all the gods.
4     He rules over the whole earth,
from the deepest caves to the highest hills.
5     He rules over the sea, which he made;
the land also, which he himself formed.
6     Come, let us bow down and worship him;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
7     He is our God;
we are the people he cares for,
the flock for which he provides.
Listen today to what he says:
8     “Don’t be stubborn, as your ancestors were at Meribah,
as they were that day in the desert at Massah.
9     There they put me to the test and tried me,
although they had seen what I did for them.
10   For forty years I was disgusted with those people.
I said, ‘How disloyal they are!
They refuse to obey my commands.’
11   I was angry and made a solemn promise:
‘You will never enter the land
where I would have given you rest.’ ”


Verses 1-5 serve as a reminder of who God is.  Verses 6-11 are a call for us to listen to him and be obedient to him because of who he is.  The Psalmist recalls Exodus 17:1-7, a moment in the Israelite’s journey out of Egypt in which they doubted whether God was with them.  They hardened their hearts – and stopped trusting in God.  This was one of the reasons their journey to freedom was diverted.


Lord, help me to trust in your love for me as I surrender to your call on my life.

7 95.7–11: He 3:7–11
95.7, 8: He 3:15; 4:7
8 95.7–11: He 3:7–11
95.7–11: He 3:7–11
95.7, 8: He 3:15; 4:7
95.8, 9: Ex 17:1–7; Nu 20:2–13
9 95.7–11: He 3:7–11
95.7–11: He 3:7–11
95.7–11: He 3:7–11
95.7, 8: He 3:15; 4:7
95.8, 9: Ex 17:1–7; Nu 20:2–13
10 95.7–11: He 3:7–11
11 95.7–11: He 3:7–11
95.11 a: Nu 14:20–23; Dt 1:34–36; He 4:3, 5
95.11 b: Dt 12:9, 10

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