Part 5 - Resting by Faith
Overview: Joy in Fellowship
There is a great contrast in Psalm 95. The first half shows the result of faith in the Creator and Redeemer, the second half the result of unbelief in the Creator. The writer to the Hebrews had said that we are of Jesus' house "if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end" (Heb. 3:6). The first part of Psalm 95 shows the confidence and rejoicing of those who have faith in the Creator and Redeemer. "Let us sing," "Let us shout joyfully," "Let us come . . . with thanksgiving," and "Let us shout joyfully . . . with psalms" shows the rejoicing of those who delight in the Creator. He is Yahweh and the "Rock of our salvation."