"Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing."
I've often wondered why it is we so easily shout and get excited over our favorite sports team, yet maintain a sober disposition and practically sit on our hands when it comes to worshiping God. The psalmist didn't seem to have a problem with this. He wanted the whole earth -- everyone around the world -- to shout joyfully to the Lord. We praise athletes for their abilities, while failing to praise God for our very existence. We call baseball players heros just because they win a game. But a hero is someone who sacrifices his life to save the life of another. Jesus Christ sacrificed His life to save us from hell. Shouldn't we serve Him with gladness? Shouldn't we come before Him with joyful singing? Something to think about.