Prayer: That my worship… Of the Sons of Korah. 4 He chose our inheritance… 1 Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. Think About It: What do I find most exciting about worship? “God has gone up with a shout” (47:5) brings to mind Jesus’ ascent into heaven. Worship is not an optional extra, but God’s due, and embraces the whole of life. 5 God has gone Since ancient times Psalm 47 has been used for worship. A psalm. 2 How awesome is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth! The Psalms are still front and center of our weekly devotionals as we learn about Psalm 47 a little bit of something about the Ascension. 3 He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet. Psalm 46 is focused on the security of God’s people, noting how God had delivered them from one of their great enemies. Praising God the King Devotional. 2 For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome, a great king over all the earth. It is plain to see why Christians have used it on Ascension Day. PSALMS RESOURCES Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals. 3–4 of today’s passage: “By these words he intimates that the kingdom of God would be much more magnificent and glorious at the coming of the Messiah, than it was under the shadowy dispensation of the Law, inasmuch as it would be extended to the utmost boundaries of the earth.” Listen Top Shows Blog Discover The Mid-Week Epiphany Mid-Week Devotional: Psalm 47 HINT: Since there are such a large number of resources on this page (>10,000 links) you might consider beginning with the more recent commentaries that briefly discuss all 150 Psalms - Paul Apple (750 pages), Thomas Constable, David Guzik, Bob Utley.For more devotional thoughts consider Spurgeon's The Treasury of … What could I do to enter more enthusiastically into the experience of worship? John Calvin comments on vv. 4 He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Are there things about worship that bore me or leave me cold? Psalm 47 – Shout to God with Songs of Joy Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy. Psalm 47 (NIV) Psalm 47 For the director of music. 3 He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet. “The early church used the psalm to celebrate the ascension of Jesus, a practice that is commonly … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 47" A PSALM FOR THE ASCENSION Psalm 47 This is a Psalm of exuberant rejoicing, in which “all peoples” are exhorted to clap their hands and shout (Psalm 47:1). “Psalm 47 follows quite naturally after Psalm 46. Psalm 47. i. Read: Psalm 47:1; Isaiah 55:12 Psalm 47:1 encourages us to worship with enthusiasm and joy. It challenged the nations to observe that deliverance and stand in awe before God.