Today From Psalms
Sing Unto the Lord
Psalm 96 begins with three repeating statements: “O sing unto the Lord.”
Singing blesses the heart of man. It blesses the one who sings unto the Lord and it blesses those who hear us sing.
We sing a “new song.” Songs which are sung unto the Lord never grow old. Songs that have the Lord as the object of expression are always new. We can hear the same song many times and be blessed again and again. For example, I never grow tired of singing or hearing the song; “Amazing Grace.”
All the earth is to be involved in singing unto the Lord. All creation is designed to sing unto the Lord. “Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord.” (Verse 12)
“Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together.” Psalms 98:8
“The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12
What should be the object of our singing? The Lord Himself should always be exalted and magnified in our songs. Then we sing to “bless his name.” Our singing should daily let people know of the great salvation he has provided. Then His glory should be declared majestically among those who do not know Him.
“Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.” (Verses 2-3)
Since God is the everlasting God and will always be the same; our singing should always magnify Him and Him alone. “O sing unto the Lord.”