Psalm 95 — The Yeti Version
You should be happy in God. Don’t be like these people who didn’t like God — they were punished greatly
This one starts off as an invitation to party, but then transitions strangely into God talking about the bad people that you should not follow in their example. What’s weird is that it never makes a clean transition and ends on that down note. It’s like the psalm says, “You should be happy in God. Don’t be like these people who didn’t like God — they were punished greatly.” The picture I chose represents how I feel like a normal person would respond to someone saying something like this. It starts off so happy and positive but makes a sharp turn. It is also pretty strange for God to talk so negatively and absolutely about a group of people in a psalm. For a reliable translation, please see the ESV version.
Everyone, it’s time to sing songs about Jesus! Doesn’t matter how pretty it is — just celebrate our savior with me.
Just be thankful, and don’t keep it to yourself.
Jesus is the best god and king we could have ever asked for.
He is orchestrating what is happening on every corner of this earth — from the tallest mountain to the deepest ocean.
He made everything for goodness sake.
So, please, join me as I get on my knees and celebrate our creator.
He watches over us like a shepherd to his sheep.
If you happen to hear something directly from him, be teachable! Don’t be like those boneheads who rejected God in the wilderness.
God has made it clear that he did not appreciate them repeatedly asking God to prove himself despite the great things that he had already done for them.
He said, “It made me so angry to deal with those people for forty years — they were so prone to wander and didn’t understand why I did the things that I did.
I finally got to the point where I told myself they would never be allowed in my peaceful house.”