Today’s QT blog was first posted on May 26, 2013.
Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend
“We All Sing”
Psalm 66:1-4 (ESV)
Shout for joy to God, all the earth; 2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! 3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you. 4 All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.” Selah
Some worship services are conducted as if they are some sort of spectator sports: while people on stage perform (singing songs that are, frankly, not very suited for congregational praise), those sitting in the pew merely watch! But the praise unto the Lord is to be offered by everyone!
Here, praise is presented to God from the whole earth (vv. 1-4). God is God of the whole earth and all the peoples of the earth should acknowledge him as God and be thankful. Singing and the role of worship is natural for Christians.
The world sometimes sings too, but not in the same way or for the same reasons. Singing requires a certain amount of emotion. When there is joy, singing follows naturally, and that is why Christians have always been a singing people. We can’t help but praise God; for He is a great God who has redeemed us from our sin.
Let’s start this day with our focus on God. Let’s join all of creation in acknowledging what God has done for us personally.
Prayer: Father, I praise You on this Lord’s Day. Let all the peoples of the earth worship You for who You are and what You’ve done. Give me a heart of praise so that I too may sing praises to Your name.
Bible Reading for Today: Isaiah 48