1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD:
Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving,
And make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3 For the LORD is a great God,
And a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth:
The strength of the hills is his also.
5 The sea is his, and he made it:
And his hands formed the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and bow down:
Let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
7 For he is our God;
And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Today if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your heart,
As in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me,
Proved me, and saw my work.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation,
And said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath
That they should not enter into my rest.
Three Things are associated with worship:
- Thanksgiving – we thank God for what He does in our life
- Praise – We praise God for because of the great acts he does
- Worship – We worship because He is Holy
In order to worship we go through a process:
Thanksgiving – In the outer court (salvation)
Praise – In Holy Place (the word, bread of life)
Worship – Can only happen in the holy of holies
- He gives us rest
7 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.