Joy Comes in the Morning

Sunday June 13, 2021

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

Praise constitutes the key motif in Psalm 30. David opens this song with the words, “I will extol you” and his concluding words are, “I will give thanks to you forever.” This genuinely epitomizes how the follower of Christ should live their life. David not only praises God himself but he calls upon all followers of the Lord to join him in praise. Because we share the common denominators of life with David, everyone experiences adversity on a variety of fronts. You can identify with the best known and frequently quoted verse 5 of the psalm “Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.” Because of God’s favor, God acts on behalf of His own. Therefore, His worshippers have reason to praise Him both individually and as a community.