Saturday, January 12, 2019


We know from Scripture that the Lord inhabits the praises of His people.  The psalmist writes in Psalm 147 verse 1 the following: "Praise the Lord for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and the song of praise is fitting.

Then we skip down this same Psalm to verse 7 where the Holy Spirit inspired the writer to say "Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving, make melody to our God on the lyre." Why should we do that? Why should we sing and praise and shout and then praise some more? We do so not just because He is a good, good Father, but because we love Him for Who He is.

He is God. 
He is Creator of all things.
He is from times long long ago, no super computer on earth can calculate.
He is the Sustainer of all things. He speaks and worlds exist.  He commands and the winds cease.
He is Provider, Protector, Deliverer and the Author of our Faith.
He giveth grace upon grace. He loveth more than a parent. He forgiveth more than we deserve. He loves us, the unloveable, when we should, by all rights, be condemned.

Psalm 147 also tells us that the Lord "takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His steadfast love" (verse 11).

Is there a song in your heart and mine today? If they looked at us through spiritual x-ray eyes, would they see Jesus in every cell in our bodies? When the angels landed on Shepherds' Field in Bethlehem they sang a song first, glorifying God, and announced He Who will save the people (us) from their (our) sins. 

The angels sang then and sing NOW, before the Throne as the Bible tells us in Revelation. What song can you and sing to the King this day, this week, this month and this year? Remember, if it is from the heart and soul, the Lord will delight in it.

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