Songs of worship

17 October 2019
‘Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things.’

Sung worship is a core part of most church services. Some of us love singing our praises to God, while others of us stand there wondering why we have to sing and whether the person next to us can hear how out of tune we are. It’s true that worship is not just about singing, it’s a lifestyle based on the right attitude in our hearts, but music and singing is an important part of our worship. The truths of God’s Word have been passed down from generation to generation through preaching, teaching, and books. But they have also been passed down through hymns of worship that we sing in church. When we sing them, we’re proclaiming the truth of God’s Word and at the same time we’re taking this truth on board and meditating on it. When we read God’s Word out loud we’re declaring His truths over ourselves, and our situations. And it’s the same when we sing. By singing out hymns and songs full of His truth, we’re encouraging our souls to believe what we’re singing. Paul writes, ‘Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord’ (vv.18-19 NKJV). But singing as worship isn’t just a New Testament command, the book of Psalms is a book of songs to God. And in Isaiah 12 we’re instructed to: ‘Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things’. But whether we prefer reading or singing, the most important thing is getting into God’s Word, getting God’s Word into us, and praising Him for Who He is and what He has done.

 

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As you’re getting ready each morning, put some worship music on and sing along.

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