God Loves Singing!

mus-noteHere’s a cool thought: God loves singing! When we understand that, it hopefully helps our worship toward Him. Too many times, we enter flippantly into His presence. Or we think that singing is a mere human expression of His commanded worship. The truth is, however, that singing is a God-given privilege to be used to glorify Him!

The Bible says that God sings:

Zephaniah 3:14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.
16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. 

I think it’s pretty awesome to know that God sings! He did so when He was walking this earth as well:

Mark 14:25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
26 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. 

Jesus Christ, God Incarnate, the Inventor of singing, sang songs with His disciples while on earth! How amazing would that be to sing along with God? Well, we’re going to do that someday:

Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

As God is saving people, He is amassing a heavenly choir from every tribe and tongue to be part of the best song service in all of eternity. While on earth, it’s thought provoking to realize that, as different church services go on at the same time around the world, God is listening to our singing praises to His name. Remember this as you sing!

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1 comment so far

  1. Caroline on

    I love to sing for Him and I’m glad I am so important to Him that he stops to listen.


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