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Psalm 96: Worship in the Splendor of Holiness

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The Book of Psalms

"Worship in the Splendor of Holiness"

Psalm 96

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;

    sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Sing to the Lord, bless his name;

    tell of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations,

    his marvelous works among all the peoples!

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;

    he is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,

    but the Lord made the heavens.

Splendor and majesty are before him;

    strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

    bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

    tremble before him, all the earth!


Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!

    Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;

    he will judge the peoples with equity.”


Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;

    let the sea roar, and all that fills it;


    let the field exult, and everything in it!

Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy


    before the Lord, for he comes,

    for he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world in righteousness,

    and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Personal Study:


As we transition out of community groups for the holiday season it is important to continue to dig into Scripture on your own past the Sunday service.  Below is an inductive Bible study method called the SPECK method. This is to encourage and help you better comprehend and understand the truth and application of scripture in your life. We want to appropriately observe, interpret, and apply God’s Word.

Sins to Avoid

Make a list of any sins – wrong actions, attitudes or thoughts – mentioned in the passage. These are the things to avoid in your life.

Promises to Claim

Make a list of all the promises in this passage.  Promises give us confidence when we doubt God or face difficult times. So take them to heart and believe what they say.

Examples to Follow

What examples do you find in the passage? Is there a right way of thinking or acting described in the passage that you should take as an example for your life? Write it down.

Commands to Obey

Write out all the commands you find.  If a passage encourages you to take a certain action, take it as a command and write it down.

Knowledge of God to Apply

What does the passage teach you about God? How do these truths about God apply to your daily life of faith? God’s character shines throughout the Bible as an example for us.