Bring Him Worshipful Singing

July 11, 2013

The Lord is righteous, kind, and faithful in all He does. He cares for the needy and lifts up all who are bowed down. He comforts, He protects, He teaches us His ways. The Lord is a shield and a fortress to those who walk in Him with integrity of heart. From Him, the wonderful and magnificent One, comes counsel and wisdom. (Isa. 28:29)

Who then should not revere this God? Who then should not trust Him? But for those who do, why are we not praising Him more? –In song, in joy, and in thanksgiving? As Ps. 33:1 says, “Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him.” We are encouraged to use instruments and to play skillfully (v. 2,3), even as we “Sing to Him a new song.” (v. 3)

They are new songs we should be singing, fresh songs, songs of adoration, songs that flow out by His Spirit. Songs of joyful and grateful praise to the Lord are appropriate and powerful. Powerful to give strength and wisdom, to cleanse and enlighten, to build faith and courage and love, and to give guidance and the right perspective. But more than this, no matter what reward the songs bring us, singing pleases God. Consequently, we should be singing no matter what. The roar of all waves should pale in our ears as the Truth, instead, rings in our heart –the Truth that we belong to the King of kings! This is our cause for rejoicing. –Not that the demons submit to us (Luke 10:20), but that our names are written in Heaven! (same verse)

When we go forth to face each new day, have we beforehand committed it to the Lord through prayer? Certainly we should, but do our prayers begin with hallowing God’s name, as Jesus instructs? (Matt. 6:9-13) To hallow God’s name means to honor His name for what it is, for what His name represents –which is Him. And He is holy. He is powerful. He is majestic, compassionate, beautiful, full of splendor and glory and wisdom, and is Himself resplendent light. This Mighty One upholds justice, and in His hand is all dominion. The blast of His judgements shake the earth so that all the rebellious are shattered, while those who take refuge in Him rejoice in His righteousness, majesty, and deliverance. For truly, the Lord alone is worthy of exaltation, and He alone is the only God who can save.

God is worthy. Worthy of receiving, continually, all praise and worship and thanksgiving, all service and honor and obedience. Those who know Him delight exceedingly, all their days, in extolling this Wonderful One –the Omnipotent God, the Savior of mankind, the tender Shepherd, the Friend of all who take genuine delight in Him and His ways.

Praise the Lord.

with love,

Here is a very beautiful and worshipful song:

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