SUNDAY MEDITATION: In His Hand Are the Deep Places

In His Hand Are the Deep Places
Today’s Text: Psalm 95:1-6


As we prepare for worship, the psalmist reminds that joy is inseparably linked to genuine worship. 


PSALM 95:1-6

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

For the LORD is the great God,
And the great King above all gods.

In His hand are the deep places of the earth;

Looking from Masada toward the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.

Looking from Masada toward the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.

The heights of the hills are His also.

The sea is His, for He made it;
And His hands formed the dry land.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep of His hand.


The psalm begins and ends with an expression of worship characterized by exuberant joy. The middle section is a declaration of God’s power over nature—from the deepest places to the highest hills—that should cause us to bow in humility before His greatness. In recognizing God for who He is, you can be assured of His tender care. 

Let your worship today be characterized by joy flowing from your innermost being.


Rev. Charles E. McCracken. Biblically Authentic - Standing with Israel.

Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. Rev. McCracken authentically communicates biblical truth making his presentations relevant for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church in Bible prophecy. He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.

© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only. Repost/Reprint with permission from the author via Contact Form under ABOUT. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Emphasis added.)

1) Looking from Masada toward the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. By Danis Matsons, [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios