Psalm 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
Can you remember some of your childhood games? In my family, I had five brothers and sisters and we ALL wanted to be king of something. We would toss out phrases. “King of Hill.” “King of the Block.” “King of the fourth graders.” We invoked the phrase “King of” to let everyone know we were the ultimate authority in the domain we claimed.
Did you notice how the Psalmist led by the Holy Spirit wrote these words: “For God is the King of all the earth.” Oh, how difficult it is as men fight wars and battles with each other for a heritage. Do they not realize that God is King of all the earth? He is not King over some area with boundaries. He is King of all the earth. Does this truth influence your life?
How should this truth influence our lives? The Psalmist reveals the clue. The one who knows that God is King of ALL the earth will sing praises with understanding. Praises with understanding, what a thought! Our hymnbook time is not just time filler in a service. It is a time when the subjects in the kingdom of God utter praises to the King of all the earth.
Have you a song in your heart today? Then with the understanding that God is the King of all the earth and He dwells in us, just SING! Sing with Victory for the earth is His domain! Sing with Vitality for the earth is His domain! Sing with Vision for the earth is His domain!