Psalm 96: how to awaken gratitude and joy
A Psalm is reproduced for the purpose of praising heavenly beings or crying out for divine help; they are all built in such a way as to convey specific messages. Part of the work of the then King David, its construction is made so that they are rhythmic and proper to be recited as poetry and songs. Next, we will look at the meaning and interpretation of Psalm 96.
Psalm 96, in turn, is part of a set of 150 Psalms that compose the book created by David, where his scripture in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel was among his earliest records. In it, David refers to the transit of the ark brought from the house of Obed-Edom in Kirjath-Jearim (1 Chron. 13:13, 16.7), making clear the joy of all the redeemed ones for their errors and sins, since it cites the concession of blessing for all the peoples who had repented.
Returning to Psalm 96, when one became aware of its words, it was learned that they were born for the purpose of showing gratitude to all the blessings bestowed upon them; they could use it as a way of thanking newly received wishes or even gestures of thanks for all the blessings received during life.
Reading or singing it also encompasses the will to spread divine grace, expanding personal victory to all around, in the form of generosity by sharing the laurels of our conquests. This configuration that purges selfishness still makes it a symbol of impartiality and integrity, showing that all deserve the same treatment and the same opportunities.
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The reading of Psalm 96 for praise and gratitude
This Psalm can be read or chanted in the face of any situation where it is in your desire to express gratitude. As the Psalms in this book have the power to attune us to the heavenly energies, as we pray and sing such beautiful words, we are allowed to approach the angels and the heavenly Father. In this way, such a message of gratitude can reach the heavens more clearly and adequately transmitting the intention of faith.
Remember that in reciting a Psalm you will be seeking to establish communication with the divine. Therefore, try to do so in a quiet place, free from external interference such as excessive noise or nuisance that may make you lose your focus. Now that we know its history and importance, see next Psalm 96 to begin your reading.
1 Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
4 For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the nations are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
6 Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and glory are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come into his courts.
9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
13 Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his faithfulness.
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