Covenant: A Strategy for Singing the Psalms

Part 2 in a 6 part series. View series intro and index. In order to properly understand the Psalms and sing them with saints of old, we must employ the right strategy. In other words, we need to have a proper biblical and theological hermeneutic (i.e. interpretive grid). As I mentioned in the last post, I propose…

Why should judgment cause rejoicing?

The fact that God will judge the world should cause his people to rejoice. Why? God’s judgment proves that he is a God who cares about justice, righteousness, and holiness. Psalm 98:4, 8-9 reminds of of this: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises. …Let…

One Reason We Sing

I think a huge reason for my spiritual ups and downs is the fact that I tend to look at my subjective feelings more often than I look at God’s proven faithfulness and goodness.  As I spent time reading the Bible earlier in Psalm 13, my heart rejoiced with David’s words: I will sing to…

God’s Party and Our Praise

God is going to start a party with the best food and finest wine.  Isaiah 25:6 says, “On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine.” I imagine that there will be some decent music at this party as well (because every…

The Lord Will Provide

By John Newton and William Cowper Though troubles assail, And dangers affright; Though friends should all fail, And foes all unite, Yet one thing secures us, Whatever betide: The Scripture assures us, “The Lord will provide.” The birds, without barn Or storehouse, are fed; From them let us learn To trust for our bread; His…

Good Works is the Christian’s Symphony

Good works are the melodies that non-Christians hear.  Nearly all of the time, they cannot read our sheet music.  They can’t understand what the notes and chords mean, but they know a good song when they experience it.