READING: Psalms 146-150
“I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.”
In yesterday’s devotion, we spoke about singing praises to God – and today’s devotion aims in that same direction. I admit that I’m revealing my age here, but I remember loving gospel quartet music in the early days of my Christian walk. The first group I ever heard was the Crownsmen Quartet based in Cincinnati, Ohio, followed by other quartets like the Kingsmen, the Imperials, the Cathedrals, and the Florida Boys. One of my early Christian dreams was to someday sing in a quartet – except that God would have had to give me talent to do so!
Years later, I listen to different styles of music now, but I still enjoy worshiping God through song. My notes aren’t always right, and I seldom know how to adjust them in the right direction, but I don’t worry about it when it’s just the Lord and I communing together. Then, I don’t worry about it, either, when God’s church gathers to worship—for no genuine believer I know worries much about what our praises sound like. We just want to obey the Lord’s Word:
- “I will sing praises to my God while I have my being” (Psa. 146:2)
- “Praise the Lord!For it is good to sing praises to our God;for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting” (Psa. 147:1)
- “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!” (Psa. 147:7)
- “Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!” (Psa. 149:1)
- “Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds” (Psa. 149:5)
- Pick your favorite hymns or choruses today, and sing them all day long.
- Send a note of gratitude to the persons in your church who help lead you worship the Lord.
PRAYER: “Great are You, Lord!”
TOMORROW’S READING: 1 Kings 9, 2 Chronicles 8, Proverbs 25-26