1 Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!
Praise befits the upright.
2 Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
3 Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
4 For the word of the LORD is upright,
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
5 He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
Why should we worship God with exuberance? Because the Word of God is true and God is faithful. Many people speak about how great exuberant worship is, and they have a point. But let us not lose sight of what makes it exuberant – the Word of God and the faithfulness of God.
No one has the right to worship at all if he is not a studier of the Word of God and can attest, from that study, that the Scriptures are upright. He will be a studier of the Word so that he can listen to God and obey Him and prove His faithfulness.
Are you an exuberant worshipper? Is that excitement in worship due to what God says in His Word? Is it based on a confirmation in your life of experiencing the faithfulness of God as testified by the Scriptures? The truths of God that we discover and grow in through hearing the Holy Spirit in Holy Scripture will excite the saved soul. This will not always lead to physically demonstrative worship, but it will produce worship that is genuine, joyful, faithful to Him and God centered.
And don’t think that true worship only happens in a building with all the music. The lives of believers are lives of worship. Go into this day as a true worshipper of God, fed by His Word and obedient to what He says.