A Short Study of Psalm 95:6

“O come, Let us Worship.” 
(Psalm 95:6)

The Holy Spirit of God through David is exhorting all of God’s people to Come and worship. “O COME, let us sing unto the LORD (Psalm 95:1) . . . “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving” (Psalm 95:2) . . . “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our Maker” (Psalm 95:6). WHY. . . would the people of God need to be exhorted to come worship God? How can this be? Sadly, because they have flesh to contend with and the flesh is sinful and weak. They live in a material world which tempts them, allures and sometimes influences them. The fowl of the air steal away the word of God and thoughts of God; the thorns (cares) of this life choke out the Word and often get hold of us. The world and things of the world sometimes seem to overcome us; seem to have hold of us . . . and so the Spirit of God calls us again . . . calls us to come . . . come to Christ, come to worship, come to His house, come to the tabernacle where the sacrifice is being preached, where the table of showbread is being served, where the water from the smitten Rock is flowing freely for the thirsty. O COME!!! This is not just an exhortation but a command. Worship, like eating, drinking, breathing, is not an option . . . but a necessity, vital, a matter of life or death. For the gospel is truly a savour of life to life. Those who have the Son have life and that means they have a hunger, thirst, need and love for the Son. He is not a part of their life, He is their life. There are no exceptions. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Sadly, just like our sons and daughters, we are sometimes disobedient, sometimes stray, sometimes don’t listen and get out in the world and in trouble . . . but the Spirit of God calls us back and we come . . . we come repentant, sorry, ashamed, and thankful to be called back.

Over and over the Holy Spirit of God calls, commands, warns, and exhorts God’s children, just like we do our own. Over and over the solemn warnings . . . “We ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip” (Hebrews 2:1). We ought to be more serious and earnest about eternal matters as this life quickly flies away. “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?” (Hebrews 2:2). How can we “neglect” the worship of our God, the seeking of His mercy and grace, the help of His Spirit and be so taken with the things of this life of vanity? “How shall WE escape” the wrath of God which abides upon all who have no interest in worshipping His Son, if we do the same?

P. Mahan

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