Clap your hands, all you people!
Shout joyfully to God with a joyous shout!
Because the Lord Most High is awesome,
he is the great king of the whole world.
He subdues the nations under us,
subdues all people beneath our feet.
He chooses our inheritance for us:
the heights of Jacob, which he loves.
Selah God has gone up with a joyous shout—
the Lord with the blast of the ram’s horn.
Sing praises to God! Sing praises!
Sing praises to our king! Sing praises
because God is king of the whole world!
Sing praises with a song of instruction!
God is king over the nations.
God sits on his holy throne.
The leaders of all people are gathered
with the people of Abraham’s God
because the earth’s guardians belong to God;
God is exalted beyond all.
Food For Thought:
This psalm affirms God’s rule. It reminds us that we have the greatest reason to be filled with joy: God is king of the whole world! We are invited to clap our hands and shout joyfully! We are to sing praises! We are to exalt God above and beyond all things. God is over all things and we should place God at the center of all things, at the front of all things, before all things. Our God is truly great, and our God’s love embraces all peoples.
Pray this psalm today. Take a break from your busyness and read it every few hours today. Listen to what God might have to say to you through it. Think about what it means that God is God for all of us!