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THE LORD DOES APPRECIATE OUR SINGING TO HIM AND WITH HIM!
Hebrews 2:12 12 saying: “I will declare Your name
to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.”
I was in an assembly of the body recently in which a brother said in his prayer—“We hope you enjoy our singing.” My thought was, “What an appropriate phrase.” Yes indeed, the Lord surely does enjoy our singing when the songs come from our inner being as they pass through our lips to His hearing. When our songs are sung with thought and understanding. When they are offered to the Lord as praise and thanksgiving and honor to His name. The Lord hears our songs when they fulfill the prophecy in Mal 3:16 as coming from His “jewels” as noted in Mal 3:17. Some singing may be a bit off key or off timing or sometimes even messed up to the hearing, but they are still as a sweet sound to His Divine ears!
And actually, according to the verse noted at the beginning of this article, our Lord Jesus does more than listen and approve of our singing. He joins in! We can easily imagine our Lord in the midst of His christians’ assemblies listening and singing along with us. Perhaps we can even hear Him singing through the voices of our brothers and sisters as we lift our songs to Him.
David wrote in Psalms 9:1-2 1 I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in You.
This is a beautiful description of our songs coming from our “whole heart” or our whole being! This is not about half-hearted singing nor is it about singing as we are perhaps thinking on the game we plan to watch later that day or the food we hope to eat. This is singing that is motivated by our knowledge He is there among us listening and singing along with us.
What a great comfort this is to us! What a great satisfaction it is to us knowing He approves, and yes, even joins in! Thank You Lord for giving us your grace and mercy that allows us to offer this magnificent gift to you!
Psalms 30:4 4 Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
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