28 Summon your might, O God.
Display your power, O God, as you have in the past.
29 The kings of the earth are bringing tribute
to your Temple in Jerusalem.
30 Rebuke these enemy nations—
these wild animals lurking in the reeds,
this herd of bulls among the weaker calves.
Make them bring bars of silver in humble tribute.
Scatter the nations that delight in war.
31 Let Egypt come with gifts of precious metals;
let Ethiopia bow in submission to God.
32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth.
Sing praises to the Lord. Interlude
33 Sing to the one who rides across the ancient heavens,
his mighty voice thundering from the sky.
34 Tell everyone about God’s power.
His majesty shines down on Israel;
his strength is mighty in the heavens.
35 God is awesome in his sanctuary.
The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.
Praise be to God! NLT
Have you ever prayed a prayer like verse 28 for your own life? Why do people sometimes feel like God did things in the past but not today?
To David and to Israel, why would verses 29-31 show that God was doing a mighty work among them just as he had for generations before them?
Look at verses 32-33. How should God’s people respond to God’s work?
Look now at verse 34. How else should God’s people respond to God’s work? How would you suggest they could do this in our culture today?
What would verse 35 look like in our culture today?
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
By what ways could you make verses 32-35 true of you in the next 24 hours?