Today’s Daily Lesson comes from Psalm 95 verses 1 through 5:
95:1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
3 For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
Today is a day worth rejoicing over. It is a day to sing on and be glad about. Today is a day to make a joyful noise!
For today wasn’t promised. We weren’t guaranteed it. By sheer grace the LORD woke us up this morning and we ought to praise GOD for it.
Yes; today may not be perfect. Today may have its bad news — even its struggles. Today we may be dry as a bone and low as a slug. Yet still, all these things are His. God created heights and the depths, the sea and the desert. What comes my way today is still His. And I am still alive and kicking and I can still kick pretty good — for my age!
Sometimes I go to black churches. Invariably, the preacher gets up, “Somebody ought to praise God. Somebody ought to give praise God.” The people stand and begin to clap and say, “Yes.” The preacher speaks again. “Ya’ll ought to praise the LORD. Ya’ll ought to get up and give him some glory. For the LORD woke you up this morning. And you ought to make a joyful noise unto Him today.”
That’s a tradition that really has something to say to us today.
Make a joyful noise! Make a joyful noise to the Rock of our Salvation!