Read: Psalm 95:1-7
Now Israel will see the earth under Christ. The “joyful noise” that we are to make is the singing of hymns of praise. We are given here a wonderful directive by the Holy Spirit concerning the approach of the believer to the Lord. It is to be with ‘’thanksgiving” and singing.
Rest is based upon the person and work of Jesus Christ. Faith brings us into rest. Unbelief excludes us. In verses 4 and 5, we see that God is Lord over hell and also over the eternity of the earth. Over and over again, the Holy Spirit refutes the lies of evolution. God is the creator of all and He deserves worship by all (verse 6). We now see the great invitation to come to Christ. He is God’s rest; the rest that can never be disturbed.
What a privilege to say that He is our God and that we are the people of His pasture. Therefore, we are admonished to hear His voice. The voice of the Shepherd gives us rest.
As Christians, the Holy Spirit says to us, “Today when you hear His voice, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled and tested God in the wilderness.” God took an oath that they will not enter His place of rest. That same rest is for us today; so let us come to God with thanksgiving and singing and pray that God will grant us creation rest, redemption rest, and millennial rest. In Jesus name. Amen.