There is a major difference between many modern worship songs and the Psalms. Too many modern songs speak only of the love of God, and he is seen only as a gentle and loving friend.
It’s not that the worship songs are wrong. It’s just that they can almost completely miss a different side of God’s character. I want to explore that a little today before we focus in another post on an event that happened in 2 Samuel 6 that shocks the modern reader.
In the Psalms, God is described as someone who:
1. judges (Psalm 1:6)
3. breaks the teeth of the wicked (Psalm 3:10)
4. is a God of honor and righteousness (Psalm 4:1-2)
5. hates all evildoers and destroys liars (Psalm 5:5)
6. disciplines (Psalm 6:1)
7. feels indignation every day (Psalm 7:11)
9. rebukes and blots out the wicked (Psalm 9:5)
10. stands far off and hides himself even when someone is in trouble (Psalm 10:1)
11. tests us, and pours burning coals on the wicked (Psalm 11:5-6)
12. cuts off flattering lips and boastful tongues (Psalm 12:3)
13. forgets people (Psalm 13:1)