Sing a New Song

Sing a New Song

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The exhortation to praise is repeated throughout the Bible. We are urged, even commanded, to “sing to the Lord.” This was the response when the Israelites were delivered from Pharaoh (Exodus 15:1) and when the Ark was placed in the tabernacle (1 Chronicles 16:23). It was the response at times when God’s people were overwhelmed with gratitude (Isaiah 42:10).

We can sing to the Lord with classic hymns or familiar choruses. But we might feel compelled to sing something new or spontaneous. Our hearts simply burst with fresh gratitude at times.

The psalmist was inspired as He observed God’s acts of creation. He “made the heavens” and a sanctuary full of beauty (v. 5). Compelled to respond, the psalmist encouraged others to join in. He hoped that the whole earth would sing to the Lord. He wanted everyone to bless His name and testify about His salvation. His people should share His glory and all the marvelous things He has done.

Before our great God, how can we be silent? We must give Him “the glory due his name” (v. 8). Not taking Him for granted, we should “tremble before him” and declare that He reigns (v. 9-10)! Rejoice that He is the righteous judge.

Everything and everyone in Heaven and earth should be glad and rejoice. All of creation should sing for joy.

Don’t be silent. Sing to the Lord! Don’t hesitate to sing out of your heart.