Psalm 95 is psalm of praise and thanksgiving. In the first two verses, we are instructed in how we are to come into his presence. Actually, this whole psalm shows us how to worship and give thanks to the great God of all creation. This is a psalm to be sung together with the gathering of God’s people. It also teaches us not to be like our forefathers, who had stubborn hearts and refused to obey God.
A Praise to Yahweh
Come, let’s sing to Yahweh! Let’s shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation! Let’s come into his presence with thanksgiving; let’s shout for joy to him with songs of praise.
For Yahweh is a great God, a great king greater than all gods. He holds the depths of the earth in his hands; the mountain peaks too belong to him. The sea is his – he made it -and his hands shaped the dry land.
Come, let’s bow down and worship; let’s kneel before Yahweh who made us. For he is our God, and we are the people in his pasture, the sheep in his care. If only today you would listen to his voice:
“Don’t harden your hearts, as you did at Meribah, as you did on that day at Massah in the desert, when your fathers put me to the test. They challenged me, even though they saw my work. For forty years I loathed that generation. I said, ‘This is a people whose hearts go astray, they don’t understand how I do things.’ Therefore, I swore in my anger that they would not enter my rest.”