Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph. Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.Psalm 81
Hope Revived: His Gracious Return to Israel
1. The blowing of the trumpet (Psalm 81:1-5)
2. His loving call to His people (Psalm 81:6-12)
3. Gracious results promised (Psalm 81:13-16)
Hope has revived and singing is commanded. What interests us most is the call to blow the trumpet in the new moon. The blowing of the trumpet, in the feast of trumpets (Leviticus 23:1-44), marks the beginning of Israel’s New Year. Dispensationally it stands for the regathering of Israel and is followed by the day of atonement, that future day, when they shall look upon Him whom they pierced (Zechariah 12:10) and after that the final feast, the harvest feast of tabernacles, a type of the millennium. Thus with the blowing of trumpets begins the revival of Israel’s hope in answer to the prayers of the preceding Psalm. And He Himself addresses His people and promises as a result of hearkening to His voice deliverance from their enemies and other blessings.