“Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. In Your Name they rejoice all day long, and in Your righteousness they are exalted. For You are the glory of their strength, and in Your favor our horn (strength) is exalted. For our shield belongs to the Lord, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.”
Happy, fortunate, to be envied – BLESSED – are the people who know the joyful sound of worship! What a privilege it is to worship our King!
Psalm 89:15 states that the people who recognize the joyful sound of worship are happy. They are familiar with it. This is actually referring to the Judaic celebrations during the Holy days and the different feasts. The purpose of each of these was to REMEMBER the goodness of the Lord, His faithfulness, His holiness. Trumpets sounded. Singing and dancing erupted – great joy was expressed because of gratitude and reverence.
Blessed are those who KNOW the joyful sound!
Verse 17 reads, “For You are the glory of their strength, and in Your favor our horn is exalted.”
Look at the following translations of this verse. I believe it will put a smile on your face.
“For You are the glory of their strength (their proud adornment) and by Your favor our horn is exalted and we walk with uplifted faces” (The Amplified Study Bible).
“Your vibrant beauty has gotten inside us – you’ve been so good to us! We’re walking on air!” ( The Message)
Are you smiling? God HAS been so good to us! Sometimes it feels just like we are walking on air with uplifted faces.
The joy of the Lord has no comparison.
The sound of worship ushering in His Presence is beyond description.
He adorns us with the Light of His radiance beaming from uplifted faces.
Can you see it? Close your eyes and imagine the glory of the Lord adorning you with righteousness, radiating light into the darkness of a hurting world.
Brilliant, joyous light.
Oh friends, how the world needs to see the adornment of Christ on us.
Oh Father, How I love Your Word! Just reading these verses puts joy in my heart. My cup overflows with love for You; I am filled with appreciation for all You have done for me. Set us free to worship You, Lord, with total abandon. Indeed, Your vibrant beauty has gotten inside us. We give You praise!