Showing forth God's salvation. These things gave the *Jews help to remember their past story. Keep in mind that this is poetry, and poets strive to help us see pictures and hear music instead of trying to describe reality with scientific precision. He will judge people with equity (96:10) and the world with righteousness (96:13; 98:9). Psalm 96 | Search Results | Sermon and Worship Resources This Week Sermon. While those who have fallen prey to the whims and fancies of our this-world justice system might find righteous judgment comforting, I find it otherwise. “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. The psalmist is calling people to give Yahweh his due––that which he deserves––”the glory due to his name.”. You are mortal; it is appointed to all men once to die. He is to be feared above all gods. But it is also true that God saves us day by day. Floods lift up their voice (93:3) and clap their hands (98:8). Commentary for Psalms 96 . Essentials of Worship – Psalm 96 Recap from Psalm 95 We come to rejoice (1-5) We come to give reverence (6-7a) We come to respond (7b-11) Who should be worshipped? The psalmist presents four lovely attributes––honor, majesty, strength, and beauty––as if they were Yahweh’s entourage––his attendants in his sanctuary. “For all the gods of the peoples are idols, (Hebrew: ‘eliyl) but Yahweh made the heavens” (v. 5). The Mercy Seat was made of gold. Sad work to harden one's heart against one's own welfare! 16:7), by which it appears both that David was the penman of it and that it has reference to the bringing up of the ark to the city of David; whether that long psalm was made first, and this afterwards taken out of it, or this made first and afterwards borrowed to make up that, is not certain. As noted above, the word goyim (nations) is often used in the Old Testament to mean Gentile nations––people whom most Jews of that time would classify as pagans. Yahweh will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with truth. Come now! We are very shortsighted – only thinking about our immediate future: And the song is to be a new song. Psalm 96. for he comes to judge the earth. To compose a new song for singing to Yahweh requires a welling up of faith and devotion. Psalm 96:1-2. The word basar (proclaim) is often used for a messenger bringing news. The Story of Psalm 96. (General Editor), New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis, 5 vol., (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997), All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. 8 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name. We will look down and see the earth rejoicing. With religious services, Ps 96:7-9.--Matthew Henry. It is the voice of love. 2. Can you breathe normally? The ark was a special box. Not necessarily set discourses such as we understand by sermons. You wish to rest at last, you long to rest even now. Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. If you will give the matter some thought, I’m confident that you will remember instances where God saved you from distress or danger. Not necessarily set discourses such as we understand by sermons. Old man, the Holy Ghost saith still, "To-day, to-day"; and He that saith "to-day " can make to-day for thee a day of tenderness and melting, till you will be no longer like a stone. It can’t be moved. Sermons preached by Pastor Ben Squires. Psalm 96 is the 96th psalm of the Book of Psalms, a hymn. Psalm 96:1-3. He rescues the faithful from those who are wicked (97:10). The Lord God:-Creator of the universe (v5) Provider of our salvation (v2) The true God above all Gods (v5) Judge of all the earth (v13) In verse 6, the psalmist spoke of honor, majesty, strength, and beauty as if they were people––Yahweh’s entourage, his attendants. (Psalm 103:19-22) What God Remembers That We Forget (Psalm 103:6-18) The Blessed Benefits (Psalm 103:1-5) God Is So Good! Sermon on the Mt. 2. Declare the glory of his salvation, that they may accept him as their only Redeemer. When that happens, we will look up and see the heavens smiling. He did that for 1 Chronicles 16:33, and you can see the trees singing at the following link: “Let trees in the woods sing for joy before the Lord.”. Remember, also, that to-day is a time of opportunity. Jews are people who were born from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their children. If you do not comply, you must refuse, for there is no medium. Under the sound of love's entreaties, within ear-shot of mercy's imploring tones, the sinner is hardening his heart. This is a very favoured day, for it is the Lord's day, the day of rest, consecrated to works of grace. He will judge people with equity (96:10) and the world with righteousness (96:13; 98:9). 1 Sing to Yahweh a new song! It follows on Psalm 95, which describes the stubborn hard-heartedness of Israel in the wilderness, in spite of God’s goodness towards them (C. H. Spurgeon, The Treasury of David [Eerdmans], 4:336). Tell them of the glory of his character, his Word, his service, his Spirit dwelling within, his eternal rest by and by. It is almost always blended with his sweetest strains. Yahweh, on the other hand, “made the heavens.” A quick glance at Genesis 1-2 will reveal that Yahweh made the heavens––and much more: That creative inspiration and energy is one reason why Yahweh is worthy to be praised. But the psalmist goes on to defend his position, saying that God’s laws are perfect, sure, right, pure, etc. These psalms are sometimes categorized as “enthronement psalms” because of they speak of God’s eternal kingship. 4 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996), Ross, Allen P., A Commentary on the Psalms, 90-150, Vol. Plain prose will serve for ordinary communications, but when the soul is deeply stirred, as it should be, by the love of God, then song becomes a necessity. There is this day set before us an open door of approach to God. The word itself comes from “oxus” which means sharp and “moros” which means dull. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. It is to be grateful. Psalm 96 is a call to tell the nations about God’s glory and His great salvation. 3. (1) The call to worship (1-3), (2) The reason for worship (4-6), (3) The content of worship (7-10), and (4) The coming of the Judge. This is a day of good tidings, therefore I pray you to seize the golden moments. To-day will not last for ever; a day is but a day. This verse has an evangelistic thrust, as does much of this psalm. ), The Complete WordStudy Old Testament (Chattanooga; AMG Publishers, 1994), Baker, Warren and Carpenter, Eugene, The Complete WordStudy Dictionary: Old Testament (Chattanooga: AMG Publishers, 2003), Bromiley, Geoffrey (General Editor), The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised, 4 vols. 96 appears also in 1 Chron. It tells of a glad, bright, winsome religion, of sunshine in the soul and joy in the heart, all which in this sad, weary, sin-stricken world cannot but be infinitely attractive. Because our love to the Lord should be amongst those deep and intense feelings which demand the fullest utterance of which the soul is capable. Sermon Psalms 96 The Bone-Melting Music of God. SERMONS. Tremble before him, all the earth. 3 The implication A FAITHFUL SONG - Proclaiming His salvation . When days are longest, shadows fall at last and night comes on. Sermon Psalms 96 The Bone-Melting Music of God. RETURN TO … The psalm must originally have been composed for public worship because it is entirely one of worship. This is a call for all peoples everywhere to honor Yahweh. Shall any man do this and go unpunished? This sin will bring with it the most fearful consequences. 1. SERMONS. Tell them of the glory of his character, his Word, his service, his Spirit dwelling within, his eternal rest by and by. King David used this psalm when he brought the ark into Jerusalem. “The world is also established. Remember that the voice of God is the voice of authority. In other words, are we to proclaim Yahweh’s salvation day by day––or does Yahweh’s bestow his salvation day by day? 14b (Downers Grove, Illinois: Inter-Varsity Press, 1973), Limburg, James, Westminster Bible Companion: Psalms (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000, Mays, James Luther, Interpretation: Psalms (Louisville: John Knox, 1994), McCann, J. Clinton, Jr., The New Interpreter’s Bible: The Book of Psalms, Vol. But it cannot be till you yield to God. 96:1-9 When Christ finished his work on earth, and was received into his glory in heaven, the church began to sing a new song unto him, and to bless his name. 6. Second sermon What are we commanded to do in our worship. A FREQUENT SONG - Continually blessing His name . We are all sinners (Romans 3:23). 4. Musical tastes change, so an old song might not speak to a new generation. He created birds and sea life (Genesis 1:20-23). This psalm and the larger group of enthronement psalms appear in a section of the book of Psalms (Book IV, Psalms … “Sing to Yahweh a new song!” (v. 1a). How wooing are its tones! He separated the waters from the dry land (Genesis 1:9-10). There is something fresh and exciting about new songs. It is a greater sin in some than in others, for the Scripture quotes the instance of Israel (Hebrews 3:8). "Harden not your heart.". These cherubim were overlaid with gold (1 Kings 6:23-28). You stake your soul without any equivalent; for if life should be spared you gain nothing; but should it be cut short, you lose all, you are ruined for eternity. Christ Magnified in His World Through Servants Satisfied in His Worth. O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Timothy Botts, a Christian calligrapher with the soul of an artist, has spent a lifetime creating calligraphic images that convey the meaning of particular scriptures. While those who have fallen prey to the whims and fancies of our this-world justice system might find righteous judgment comforting, I find it otherwise. Showing forth God's salvation. 3. Psalm 96:13 "Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth." The Call to Worship (1-3) All the earth is instructed to sing a new song. ", III. The Levites were to sing Psalm 96 in the liturgy of a high festival such as the Feast of Tabernacles (Ps. The Lord God:-Creator of the universe (v5) Provider of our salvation (v2) The true God above all Gods (v5) Judge of all the earth (v13) Why should we worship? Then we will look inward, and find our hearts bursting with delight in the Lord. Introduction God is worthy of all praise and honor. The word meysar means rightness or equity or just. (Psalm 96:8-9). They restore the soul, make wise the simple, enlighten the eyes, etc. 2. He made it possible for me to survive Stage 3.5 colon cancer and a near-death bout of pernicious anemia. The gods of the peoples are ‘eliyl––a word that means worthless. 10 Say among the nations, “Yahweh reigns.” Bless (Hebrew: barak) his name!” (v. 2a). Remember that it is a time limited (Hebrews 4:7). (Psalm 107:1) "How Sweet Are Your Words": Learning to Love the … He will judge the world with righteousness, the peoples with his truth” (v. 13). In this context, basar is an evangelistic word. Dr. Mickey Anders. 1. God has a right to speak to you; shall the creature refuse to hear the Creator? Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. I consider it a blessing and a bonus to my flat summer sermon, which reminds me of a story. A word of encouragement: it is a time of promise, for when God says to a man, Come to Me at such a time, He by that very word makes an engagement to meet him. It was the same hardhearted nation that later rejected her Messiah, leading to the gospel going out to the Gentiles (Matt. 2. Proclaim his salvation from day to day! To-day is the only time which you can properly give to God. His wonders among all people. - S.C. 5. the peoples with his truth. By Pastor Clinton Macomber. “Ascribe (Hebrew: yahab) to Yahweh, you families of nations, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength” (v. 7). To appreciate the majesty of that setting, it helps to understand its scale. These words of the Psalmist, like old Reverend Donoway, may strike many modern persons as old-fashioned and quaint. These, but not these alone, nor these at all, if God has not given us the needed capacity; but God-prompted, loving words spoken for him - these all can speak, and should do so as opportunity is given. All the earth is here summoned to worship the Lord. 3. Psalm 96. 5. He created light, and separated the light from the darkness (Genesis 1:3-5). For the nations to truly honor Yahweh, they would be required to forego worshiping other gods. Bring an offering, and come into his courts. He is holy (99:9). III. Praise God! In this week’s lectionary reading from the Hebrew scriptures, a clearly frustrated Elijah pleads wit . Now he does something similar with heavens and earth and seas and fields and trees. These, but not these alone, nor these at all, if God has not given us the needed capacity; but God-prompted, loving words spoken for him - these all can speak, and should do so as opportunity is given. Yahweh will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with truth. Declare His Glory Among the Nations. The priests would be clothed in liturgical garments prescribed by Jewish law and appropriate for honoring Yahweh. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979-1988), Brown, Francis; Driver, S.R. And the Holy Ghost saith, Obey God's command, hear His voice to-day, and do not harden your hearts against it. Spiritual Renewal Series Bible Studies in Daniel Just Walk Across the Room/Promoting the Gospel Living in the Light How do we live in the light? (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), Freedman, David Noel (Ed. ), Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006), Renn, Stephen D., Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words: Word Studies for Key English Bible Words Based on the Hebrew and Greek Texts (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 2005), Richards, Lawrence O., Encyclopedia of Bible Words (Zondervan, 1985, 1991), Sakenfeld, Katharine Doob (ed. Psalm 19 also reminded me of God’s merciful nature, which is to help rather than to condemn. Also, the name Jesus is derived from the Hebrew yeshua (to help or to save)––so the Lord told Joseph that Mary would have a son, and “You shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). "To-day" is a time of obligation Every man is under a present necessity as a subject of God to obey his Lord today, and having rebelled against his God, every sinner is under law to repent of sin to-day. Bring an offering, and come into his courts” (v. 8). O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Both Old and New Testaments assure us of God’s mercy and the grace that he dispenses. A FULL SONG - Praising the Lord with my whole heart . What abundant reason there is for such gratitude! Psalm 96 is "a missionary hymn for all ages." This tends most powerfully to harden the heart. Do you live in a house or apartment with heat and lights? 11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. THE EVIL TO BE DREADED. In her 1997 Lyman Beecher Preaching Lectures at Yale University, Barbara Brown Taylor said that to preach is to “toss the fragile net of our words over the bone-melting music of God.” The Israelites thought of the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle (later, the temple) as Yahweh’s sanctuary. 2 This psalm belongs to a group of psalms (93–100) united by genre and motif. This segment of Psalms was collected and compiled with the themes of Numbers in mind. Shall those who are nourished and fed by Him turn a deaf ear to the Preserver of men? 16:23-33). I am not a Hebrew scholar, but I was struck by the similarity between yesuah (salvation) and yehosu (Joshua, which means Yahweh saves). So Psalms … Bible Study Fellowship, Fayetteville, AR, Evening Women's Class BECAUSE IT IS THE EXPRESS COMMAND OF GOD. “He will judge the peoples with equity” (Hebrew: meysar) (v. 10c). These psalms affirm Yahweh’s rule over the earth (see 93:1: “The Lord reigns”). Scripture: Philippians 1:20–21, Psalm 96:3–9. It means serving Yahweh only (Deuteronomy 6:13). 12 Let the field and all that is in it exult! He will remove the stinger and poison that make our earthly existence so painful, and will usher in an age where we will recycle swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks––where people will learn war no more (Isaiah 2:4)––where we will no longer need police or locks or passwords. This can be done, and perhaps best done, by what we are and do - by our life as well as by our lips; yet let not the latter be silent, as they too often are, to our own and others' great loss. The word miqdas (sanctuary) refers to sacred space, as over against secular space. While Israel was willing to share Yahweh with Gentiles who would become proselytes, Jews tended to keep themselves separate from Gentiles. The psalm can be outlined into four sections. The cherubim were each 15 feet (5 meters) high. Walt Disney could have done something wonderful with these verses, which depict the heavens morphing into creatures able to express heavenly joy. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006-2009), VanGemeren, Willem A. 3 Declare his glory among the nations, Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | Found: 701 sermons: SORT. To-day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your heart, as in the provocation. “Honor and majesty are before him. PSALM 96:1-3, SING TO YAHWEH A NEW SONG! The Paperback Bible. That something more is mercy. Sermons from Psalms 96 Trees Planted by the Water: How to Get Started Right in 2002 (Psalm 1) When the Foundations are Destroyed (Psalm 11) To Every Generation: (Psalm 100:5) If God Is Sovereign, What Then? Because our love to the Lord should be amongst those deep and intense feelings which demand the fullest utterance of which the soul is capable. II. ), Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000), Mounce, William D., (ed. MY SONG FOR JESUS . 2 O sing to the Lord and give praise to His name, And day after day His salvation proclaim. The Immediate Word. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons ... Worship the Lord in holy splendor!" 1. … "Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples" (Psalm 96:3). There were special things in it. “For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised! The word yahab (“ascribe”), when imperative, as in this verse, means give––”Give Yahweh glory and strength.”. Even with a lifetime of faith behind me, I am not looking forward to standing in the great line of humanity waiting for Jesus to label them as sheep or goats––to direct them to the right to experience eternal rejoicing, or the left to spend eternity gnashing their teeth (see Matthew 25:31-46). He makes it possible for us to recover from crushing disappointments, hopefully not every day, but as needed. He will judge the world with righteousness, On The Other Hand-- Luke 7:1-10, 1 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29) 30-39, Galatians 1:1-12, Psalm 96-- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Robin Lostetter-- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - C-- 2016. ), which the WEB has updated. Studies Encounter / Mark's Gospel The Meaning of Membership The Church As It Should Be Bible Studies in John’s gospel. Phil Owen | LTBS Broadcast. “Declare his glory (Hebrew: kabod) among the nations, (Hebrew: goyim) his marvelous works among all the peoples” (Hebrew: am) (v. 3). Declare among the heathen the glory of God's perfections, that they may acknowledge him as the true God. The psalmist contrasts the gods of the peoples (Gentiles) with Yahweh. 2. I’ve titled today’s sermon “longing for forever” because that is what we should be doing! 3. "Bless his Name." Rev. And this from day to day. Psalm 96:1: Songs and Sermons: S. Conway : Psalm 96:1-3: A Supreme Existence and a Supreme Service: Homilist: Psalm 96:1-13: How and Why Jehovah is to be Worshipped: C. Short : Psalm 96:1-13: The New Song and the Old Story: Psalm 96:1-13: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. 2 Sing to Yahweh! (10-13) 1-9 When Christ finished his work on earth, and was received into his glory in heaven, the church began to sing a new song unto him, and to bless his name. Anderson, A.A., The New Century Bible Commentary: Psalms 73-150 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972), Broyles, Craig C., New International Biblical Commentary: Psalms (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1999, Brueggemann, Walter, The Message of the Psalms A Theological Commentary (Minneapolis: Augsburg Press, 1984), Clifford, Richard J., Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 73-150 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003), DeClaisse-Walford, Nancy; Jacobson, Rolf A.; Tanner, Beth Laneel, The New International Commentary on the Old Testament: The Book of Psalms (Grand Rapids: Wm. “Proclaim (Hebrew: basar) his salvation (Hebrew: yesuah) from day to day!” (v. 2b). The word am (peoples) is similarly broad, potentially including all the peoples of the earth. “Let the field and all that is in it exult! It is filled with a jubilant note of joy, but there is also a declaration of impending judgment. BECAUSE YOU ARE, WHILE YOU DELAY, CONSTANTLY MAKING WORK FOR REPENTANCE; YOU ARE DOING WHAT YOU MEAN TO BE SORRY FOR; YOU ARE BUILDING UP TO-DAY WHAT YOU MEAN TO THROW DOWN TO-MORROW. And universal. Just imagine how Walt might have depicted seas roaring––and fields exulting––and trees singing for joy. II. He will judge the peoples with equity. They are all around us. “Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name. 7 Ascribe to Yahweh, you families of nations, Listen, then, to His promising voice, His cheering voice; it will cast all unbelieving fear out of you, and drive away Satan better than David's harp drove the evil spirit out of Saul. 2. We will look outward and see the seas roaring approval and fields exulting and trees singing for joy. Let the sea roar, and its fullness! God is speaking both places because God is silent nowhere. "Bless his Name." The next verse will clarify that. It can’t be moved” (v. 10b). You are frail, and may die soon and suddenly. But God showed considerable mercy in the Old Testament, and the New Testament rests on the grace conferred by the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. God’s mercy makes his coming judgment a prospect for rejoicing, because it means that, at his coming, he will set all things right. Psalm 96:11. 2 Sing to Yahweh! BECAUSE OF THE SHORTNESS AND UNCERTAINTY OF LIFE. Psalm 96:9. If you disobey, you must assign some excuse to justify your disobedience, or your consciences will reproach you and render you uneasy; if no plausible excuse occurs, you will seek one; if none can readily be found, you will invent one. To praise God and his works in the presence of people who don’t know God is to whet their appetite to know more––and invites them to embrace your God as their God. but Yahweh made the heavens. Psalm 96 calls all people to worship the Lord as king. 5 For all of the gods of nations are vain, “Say among the nations (Hebrew: goyim), ‘Yahweh reigns'” (v. 10a). 3. ), The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, 6 vol. They call people to clap their hands and sing songs of joy. Sunday, October 16, 2011. The Truth About Homosexuality. THE calling of the Gentiles was a very favourite subject with the sweet singer of Israel. Enthronement psalms celebrate God as king and affirm his Lordship over all of creation. Psalm 96:1-3 "Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! When He saith, "Seek ye the Lord while He may be found," He doth, as it were, covenant that He will be found of you. Thus He dealt with the old world; the wicked sons of Eli; the Jews in the time of Isaiah (Isaiah 6:9,10); and the inhabitants of Jerusalem in our Saviour's time (Luke 19:41, 42). Finally, as the crowning act of his creative nature, Yahweh made man in his own image (Genesis 1:26-27). And this from day to day. Verses 3 (first clause). The word barak is related to the word berak, which means kneel. While I know that laws are necessary, I don’t usually think of them as “more to be desired than gold” and “sweeter than honey.”. All Videos PDFs. To compose a new song requires a welling up of energy within the composer. Therefore God would have his people sing. The Hebrew Psalms are filled with this missionary message of outreach to the nations of the world. I usually think of the law as a red flashing light in my rearview mirror. When the psalmist calls us to proclaim the salvation offered by Yahweh, he is calling us to bear that message of salvation to people who need to hear it. Sing to Yahweh, all the earth. 1 O sing to the Lord, a new song now sing. He is to be feared (Hebrew: yare) above all gods” (v. 4). This is our desire, and, if so, its expression commits us to do our best to unite "all the earth" in this song. When He saith "to-day," who among us shall dare to say that he will not hearken to-day, but by and by? Children's sermon. Because it is so attractive. 4. Such speech is described, as was the song, in a threefold way. The longest life soon wanes into the evening of old age, and old age hastens to the sunset of the tomb. 3. 5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, Essentials of Worship – Psalm 96 Recap from Psalm 95 We come to rejoice (1-5) We come to give reverence (6-7a) We come to respond (7b-11) Who should be worshipped? “Sing to Yahweh! I have been unable to find a definitive answer, but will suggest some possibilities: “Sing to Yahweh, all the earth” (v. 1b). SCRIPTURE QUOTATIONS are from the World English Bible (WEB), a public domain (no copyright) modern English translation of the Holy Bible. Let the sea roar, and its fullness!” (v. 11). While a righteous judgment is far superior to an unrighteous one, those of us who are conscious of our guilt realize that we need something more. Wednesday, May 4, 2011. (1-9) God's government and judgment. Some of you are the highly privileged as compared with others. Browse Sermons on Psalm 96:1-9. I. They are all around us. While I am familiar with the concept of God’s mercy, I am always a bit concerned that he might revert to dispensing justice in my case. These also are called for - fervent, holy speech for God. Dare any of you trample on a known command of God? 3. Not the good people only - it is easy to talk before them; but among the unsaved, tell them what a wonderful Saviour Jesus is. Trees (96:12) and hills (98:8) sing for joy. Archive of sermons on Psalm 96 - listen to sermons from the book of Psalm chapter 96 We know this through special revelation—as we see here in Psalm 96—and we also learn the same thing from the created order itself. 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