OF ALL THE COMMANDS IN THE SCRIPTURES, THIS ONE IS FABULOUS: SING !!!
In the car driving, I have a goldmine of music on my phone and CD and the radio and the ability to sing as loud as I want or need. I came across all my old practice band music for Easter- what JOYFUL chapters in my life… no matter how long or short, the song stays with me – and it IS best that the praise never fades – God’s got all this. Cling to the Cross. But someday exchange it for a crown!!!.
If the Lord gave the birds a song, the ocean a roar, even thunder it’s clap, imagine what His Voice sounds like!!! And His voice written is Jesus lifting off the page as the Living Word.
Reading Psalm 96 then 98, you might take a double take. In both it is singing that the Lord’s Word says: Don’t Forsake! Yes, both Psalms are singing the Lord’s praises. Both are in a whole chapter of music. O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Bless His Name. Declare His Glory. Yes!
I have many times had a song populate my brain in tough times and in good times… God does that. He heals the brokenhearted and binds their wounds.
Life reminds us that we can’t take anything on earth for granted – or with us to Heaven – don’t store up treasures on earth,,, We are but a vapor, so take one day (one steam breath) at a time. But into Heaven we CAN and WILL take our PRAISES! Actually we will have perfect pitch in heaven, one of my former band leaders said. Cool, why wouldn’t we. It is God’s desire to have us SING His Praises as that means we are recognizing the best gift He gives us – Himself.
Blessedly, songs remind us to call upon the Lord, to get our strength from Him. We DO need to give Him praise and honor. We DO need to lower our knees and raise our voices…
Of everything God gives us, He especially gives Himself. I could sing about that all day!
O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.
Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.
Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood REJOICE BEFORE THE LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. The Lord hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.
Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be JOYFUL TOGETHER BEFORE THE LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.