God went out against Egypt; he established it as a statute for Joseph. When Joseph come out of Egypt, he heard a language he didn’t understand God released the burden from Joseph’s shoulders. God had given this testimony to Joseph. Ever carry something heavy and can’t wait to put it down so your shoulders don’t hurt no more. Then you lift your hands high in the air and stretch to release the stress. This is what God did for Joseph. Sing for joy and use stringed instruments sing to the Lord. What a release from our enemies feeling free in the arms of the Lord. God is the God who deserves our honor and praise. If we don’t honor Him God will give us over to our stubbornness as we fall and overcome back into reality of His love and care. Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon, At the full moon, on our solemn feast day. For this is a statute for Israel, A law of the God of Jacob. God does not make our choices when we sin. We make our choices to sin and fall short of the glory of God. It is our choice to walk with God and do what it is right. We have only ourselves to blame. Jesus is the Bread of life and our Rock! Believe this! Just saying.
It reads in Psalm 81:1-16 NIV:
{For the director of music. According to gittith. Of Asaph.}
Sing for joy to God our strength, shout aloud to the God of Jacob! Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre. Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival; this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. When God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say: “I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket. In your distress you called, and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Hear me, my people, and I will warn you, if you would only listen to me, Israel! You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me. I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. “But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. “If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways, how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes! Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever. But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock, I would satisfy you.”