Do you have a reason for your song?

new-song-photoWhy do you sing? Why do you praise the Lord?  Psalm 40:2-3 has a couple answers for us.

Psalm 40:2 – He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my foot upon a rock, and established my goings.

What a reason to sing praises to the Lord!  We so often forget that “horrible pit” or the “miry clay” that was our past. The Lord has delivered us; He has set us on a solid foundation, and has established our path.  – praise the Lord. What a reason to sing!

Psalm 40:3 – And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

When we are brought out of that horrible pit we become a new creature in Christ – hence, the new song in my mouth. It should be a song that is reflective of the transformation that was spoken of in verse 2. What is the purpose of that new song? Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.  What about your song? Is it a song that reflects the new creature that you have become? Does your song cause others to see God, fear Him, and trust in the Lord? May this always be the theme of our songs of praise to God.


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