Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
Select a thought to read by choosing a collection, the month, and then the day:
“O come! Let us sing unto the Lord!”
“In the wilderness, your fathers tempted me . . . forty long years.”
Psalm 95:1, 9–10a
It is obvious that the speaker at the beginning of Psalm 95 is not the speaker at the end. The speaker from verse one through most of verse seven is a man, perhaps David. He is calling the people to worship. But the speaker throughout the rest of the Psalm is obviously God, for He is speaking of things He dealt with centuries before this Psalm was composed.
My father, an anointed minister of Christ, told me that a man must preach himself into the anointing of God. His point was that God doesn’t draft lazy people into His service. We labor in the Lord and prove ourselves; then, when He will, God takes over our lives in a new way, just as He took complete control over the Psalmist’s voice in the midst of his singing. From the point of God’s taking control of our lives for His service, the difference will be as great as is the difference in Psalm 95, beginning near the end of verse seven.
Read it, and marvel at the power of God as it takes control of the Psalmists’ voice. Then, pray that God will take control of the lives of young men everywhere, to deliver them from their own opinions and anoint them to feed His people with genuine heavenly knowledge.