"Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise" (Psalm 33:1-3).Singing has always played an important role in the worship of God. The psalms were sung in the temple, often in the form of antiphonal praise; that is, responses between a soloist and the choir, then between the choir and the … Continue Reading ››
Psalm 100 is a well known psalm, probably second only in popularity to Psalm 23. It emphasizes the universal nature of God's kingship and is a benediction to that series of psalms (Psalms 93,95-100) which are devoted to the Lord's kingdom rule during the Millennium. Most of it is a call to praise and thanksgiving. Thanking the Lord, however, is something we must do with our lives as well as with our lips. How shall we do it?
- BY SERVING - "Serve the LORD with gladness..." … Continue Reading ››
"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God" (Psalm 43:5).Psalm 43 has but five verses, and in those five verses there are four questions which all begin with the same word: "Why?" Sorrow and heaviness through different kinds of trials may prompt the soul to wonder and question. Neglect of spiritual things and disobedience to God may plunge the … Continue Reading ››