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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and
making melody in your heart to the Lord;”
When Jesus became flesh, He was identifying
with us. He suffered for us, and became identified with our
suffering and our infirmities. He was not ashamed of us!
Jesus was not ashamed to make us His brethren, and to bring us into
fellowship with the Father. In fact, He said that He would stand
in the midst of the church and sing praise to God. This simple act
would bring Him and the church and His Father into unity. Singing
identified Christ and His church. How important then is singing?
Singing is mentioned over 200 times in the Word of God. The largest
book in the Bible is the book of Psalms, which is a collection of
Hebrew songs. The Temple employed singers and musicians in the service
of God. The children of Israel were often led into songs of
praise to God. Many great men of the Bible are found
singing. For example, Moses, Aaron, David, Paul, the Apostles and
Jesus were all recorded to have been singing people. It is
recorded that we will be singing for eternity in Heaven. We see then
that singing is to play a great part in our lives as Christians.
There should be personal singing (Eph. 5:18-21). This is
indicative of a Spirit-filled life. Singing speaks to my own heart to
stay in harmony with the Lord, and to keep a grateful attitude for all
that is mine in Christ. We also find that singing keeps us in
submission to other believers (vs. 21). Submission is a yielded
spirit. In other words, it is a military term, which means that
as I come under the authority of the Commander, I will keep step with
my fellow soldiers. Singing accomplishes this attitude in the heart of
There should be public singing (Heb. 2:12; Deut. 31:30-32:47).
Jesus stood in the midst of the church and sang praise to God.
Moses was told to teach Israel a song that reinforced doctrine and
obedient living. Notice his words in Deut. 32:46,47. This
song was to set their hearts on the law of God. Moses told them
that this was not a vain thing to do, but rather, it was their
life. Singing these songs would help them keep these doctrines,
which would establish them in the land of blessing. So it is when
we sing as a church!
The Bible is filled with overwhelming evidence that God's people are a
singing people. Our songs are to be sung joyfully, and to God's honor
and glory. Let us follow Christ’s example and open our hearts and
mouths together in singing to our God! The next time we get
together, let's shake the chandeliers with heartfelt praise to God!
Study verses - Deuteronomy
31:30-32:47; Exodus. 15:1-21; Psalm. 96; 98; 100; 111; 149; Revelation.
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