Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord. Ephesians 5:19
Musical references fill the Bible. They speak of praise to God. In the next several devotions we look at the Christian life in terms of musical imagery. Yesterday we saw how we often sing a song of the world and a song of ourselves. Confessing our sin, we learn that the Lord is our song.
God’s song began with creation. He sang it from the mountains and valleys. Despite the discord and disharmony of sin, God kept singing His song with His merciful promises. He chose a people, preserved a remnant, and sent His Son to sing a song of love, peace, and victory on the cross. Risen and ascended, Jesus sings on in our world and into our hearts.
Because the Lord is our song, He fills our life with singing. We respond joyfully to the words of Paul in our text. We join with God’s people in regular worship and sing from our hearts in praise to the triune God. We continue singing in our hearts as we sit at the family dining table, drive in hectic rush hour traffic, and walk into our sometimes stressful place of employment. We join the psalmist, “Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation” (Psalm 95:1) – singing His song!
PRAYER: Thank You, Lord, for filling my life with singing. Help me always to praise You in song. Amen.
(Devotions from “My Daily Devotion” by Dr. Stephen J. Carter, copyright 1988 CPH. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be printed, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of Concordia Publishing House. For ordering information, please contact CPH at 800-325-3040 or visit www.cph.org.)
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