Do you hear the
It's the song of the
Kingdom - a love song to the King.
It's a song of
delight in all His perfections - His power, His beauty, His wisdom, His
love.... It's a song of Truth - the Truth that sets us free.
is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the
light of thy countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in
thy righteousness shall they be exalted." Psalm 89:15-16
is far more than words put to music. It's the wonderful Word of God, the
melody of a trusting heart, a love-filled harmony between His life and
mine. It brings a spirit of exultation as I
look at Jesus, my King, and delight in His presence.
The Song flows from the heart of the
King to the hearts of His people, joining our hearts in a timeless chorus of
set the Lord always before me," sang David, the shepherd-king who led the
people in singing His song. "Because He is at my right hand I shall not be
moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will
rest in hope." Psalm 16:8-9
the source and the strength of the Song in his heart. So did other servants
through the ages. When an overwhelming enemy invaded Judah, King Jehoshaphat
trusted God and prepared His people for victory. And "when they
began singing and praising , the Lord set ambushes" against the threatening
forces and won the battle on their behalf.
to stocks in the "inner prison," the apostle Paul and Silas, "were praying and
singing hymns of praise to God." The sovereign Ruler of the universe
heard. He sent an earthquake that broke their chains and opened the prison
can block God's victory on our behalf, when He is the song of our hearts.
That's why He wants to fill all His children with His song of Truth. It
becomes a magnificent chorus, when all who are joined to Him through the cross
sing it together in Spirit-led harmony.
So "let the word of Christ
dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one
another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in
your hearts to the Lord."
You are my
King. By Your life in me, make my life a song that brings honor to
you. Let nothing in my flesh quench your song in my heart. Bring
my life into perfect harmony with yours, then sing your wonderful
truths in and through me,
my Lord. "Put a new song in my mouth - a song of praise to my God."
Thank you, precious Lord.
2 Chronicles 20:20-22; Psalm 16:8-9, 40:3, 42:8, 87:7, 96:1-3, 98:1-4;
Isaiah 12:2-5; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:11, 16.
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