the Lord has made known his salvation



Psalm 98

BY Diana Stone

Text: Psalm 98

The Lord has made known his salvation

Reflection

Though it was written long before the birth of Christ, we have such a beautiful, worshipful and prophetic message in Psalm 98.

In the Old Testament, God’s children understood and rejoiced in what they saw in their lifetime that would lead to the promise of salvation with Jesus. Even in their brokenness, sin, and doubt there was a hope of reuniting with God again in a new way.

The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.

And though Psalm 98 is a prophetic psalm, it also applies to today, to us. We live in a fallen world that has been saved by the grace of God through His son. Our hope is in the promises fulfilled and the ones yet to be.

God does not hide His intentions or plans for the future. We rejoice in knowing that, just as God guided the path for the coming of His Son for our sins, so He guides it now to the second coming. The battle has been won. Death is overcome. Praise the Lord!

promises fulfilled

Prayer

Almighty God, we clap our hands and sing praises and worship you today, for you alone have seen the end from the beginning. Thank you for making the way of salvation known through the coming of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Advent Action

Sing a worship song to the Lord today. In your car, in your home or right where you are, make a joyful noise to him.

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For an added layer of worship and study, we chose a beloved Christmas song for each day of our Advent plan. We invite you to listen to God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen today as we dwell on the truth of God’s word together.

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9 thoughts on "the Lord has made known his salvation"

  1. AnnaLee says:

    This is beautiful. What an amazing thought, here: that the rivers clap their hands! The oceans resound, and the mountains sing! Father, great is your faithfulness, and great is your plan for us! What a beautiful adventure you have for all of us. I pray that today, we'd all have the courage to do what you press upon us. Let us live abundantly in your grace, remembering the amazing things you've done and the amazing things you're in the process of doing. There's so much beauty around!

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