“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because He cometh to judge the earth.” 1 Chronicles 16:31-33 (KJB)
King David had now managed to bring the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem, having discovered the proper and orderly way to do it (1 Chronicles 15:2, 13). There is celebration, rejoicing, singing, praising to the LORD, such as the people could muster.
For memory’s sake we must remember the Chronicles are written for the encouragement of the people of Israel who are returning to Jerusalem following 70 years of captivity in Babylon.
This is a Psalm of David, which may have first been given for this very occasion. It is part of two of the Psalms in the Psalter; Psalm 106 being one part. Just for your information.
The “Heavens” mentioned in verse 31 above is speaking of the whole created order. Not only the stars, planets, including the earth; but also the animal kingdom and Adam kind upon planet earth.
We who know God, and are known by Him on a personal level can rejoice that one day He will come to earth, and all the earth, and the heaven’s will rejoice in GOD our Savior, Lord, and King.
There will be no joy for those who have not believed that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and He rose again; and received His gracious gift of grace and salvation.
O, will you call on His name today, if you have not yet done so?