“Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the Lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth. He subdues the nations before us, putting our enemies beneath our feet. He chose the Promised Land as our inheritance, the proud possession of Jacob’s descendants, whom he loves. Interlude God has ascended with a mighty shout. The Lord has ascended with trumpets blaring. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises! For God is the King over all the earth. Praise him with a psalm. God reigns above the nations, sitting on his holy throne. The rulers of the world have gathered together with the people of the God of Abraham. For all the kings of the earth belong to God. He is highly honored everywhere.” Psalms 47:1-9 NLT
This chapter follows up the concept of being still and chilling out, with an example of taking time to put your focus on God. Instead of focusing on all the problems of the world, focusing on God is what this passage shows. We are called to praise God and celebrate his victories. Resting from our work to focus on God. There are so many problems in this world that if you throw yourself into every new one that comes your way you will be overwhelmed. But if you focus on God and what he has given you, you will do far better than you would worrying about the problems of the world. As you need to think on what God thinks first then use that filter to think about the rest.
This post first appeared on my personal website.