“Recognizing and giving praise to God does not depend on geographic location; wherever a person is, he can and must serve his Creator with the resources to which he has access under his current circumstances.” —Daily Tehillim in its commentary on Psalm 98. (emphasis added)
In Psalm 98, the entire world, all nations, are shown giving praise and thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father. This Psalm has its fulfillment in the Messianic Era. We, as Believers in Yeshua Jesus as Messiah, understand this to be after Yeshua Jesus returns to Earth. It is a time in which the final glorification of our bodies will take place.
And yet, even in our mortal bodies, even now on Earth, we can give praise to Father, Yeshua, and Spirit.
It stikes me today, as I read this psalm, that we may not be doing the things we might normally do, going the places we normally go, meeting the people we might normally meet. But I take heart in what the commentary for Psalm 98 says, “wherever a person is, he can and must serve his Creator with the resources to which he has access under his current circumstances.”
Thank You, Yeshua, for the assurance of Your salvation that You provided for those You call Your own. As we hunker down during these days of pandemic, under these current circumstances, draw us close to You, that we may give You glory, honor, and praise. Amein.