Many times, going before a judge sounds scary. Whether you’ve done something wrong, or if you haven’t, it’s very typical to be nervous when you are accused of something. There’s one Judge who we don’t have to be nervous about going before. This psalmist understood this concept well.
(Read the whole Psalm here: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm+98&version=ESV)
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
the world and those who dwell in it!
Let the rivers clap their hands;
let the hills sing for joy together
before the Lord, for he comes
to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.
This psalmist is calling for the entire world, and everyone who lives in it (that’s you and I) to roar, clap our hands, and sing for joy together. Why? Because the Lord is coming to judge the earth! As long as God is our Judge, we don’t have to be afraid to stand in the judgment. He will judge us righteously and equally. God is fair. I’m so thankful for a God who loves and cares about us, and who we don’t have to be afraid of! We can trust our future in His hands. Let’s give Him our lives, let Him lead us, and He will make sure that we are ready for the beautiful morning of judgment. If you’re on God’s side, you’ll be safe!
So let’s do what the Bible says:
Clap your hands!
Sing for joy!
God is our Judge, and will judge fairly! We don’t have to be afraid!
In His praise,
Scripture portions taken from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers