Vs. 1, “The Mighty One, God, the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.” The author of this psalm was Asaph, who was one of the musical leaders appointed by David. Here we see another perspective of what really honors God. The first half speaks of insincere worship and the latter focuses on hypocritical worship. Both of which are very needed reminders in the church.
Regarding application…What God Really Wants. Vs. 9, “I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens.” The root of the problem was this: When we come to God, we think we have something he needs from us. But God reminded us that he doesn’t need such things. God doesn’t hunger for the things we give him whether it be the blood of bulls or the worship songs we sing in Church. God hungers for the heart and the righteousness we desire when we come before him. What causes this to happen? Trying to live in the world and trying to live for God at the same time. If we live like the world during the week and then come to try to show God respect on His day…this is the type of worship that God is rebuking. The folly is this: We think we can make everything okay by thinking God will be pleased if I at least try on Sunday. Trying and doing are two seperate entities. When you live for God…it is not just at Church…it is every aspect of your life…home, school, recreation. That is worship to God…your life and how you live it is worship to God. If you live this way…God will accept the sacrfice for he sees that you have bore the fruit of righteous living! Don’t wait until Church to try to make things right…turn to His Word today and worship at His feet! Praise God that we have access to Him 24/7 because of the work on the Cross!