It is good to praise the LORD and make music
to your name, O Most High (Psalm 92:1).
This is the only psalm in the Psalter specifically designated for the Sabbath. In this beautiful song, we are told how to approach our Sabbath in a way that honors God and blesses us.
The psalmist begins with a merry declaration, ‘It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High.” One thing is for certain: worship should be a delight not a duty, a blessing not a burden. It is good for God because he deserves our praise and worship. It is good for us because life’s greatest joy is to “glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.”
52 Weeks Through the Psalms
In the Old Testament, the Sabbath was a day of rest. In the New Testament, Christ has become our Sabbath.
In him, we find constant rest for our souls. From that place of rest, we find it natural and “good to praise the Lord” and make music to his name. It’s interesting that although we are commanded to worship God, the result of this command is our delight. Worshiping God brings blessing both to the worshiped and to the worshiper.
James Merritt. 52 Weeks Through The Psalms Devotional. Harvest House Publishers. Eugene, Oregon, 2018.