"Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous for praise is comely for the upright. Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise." - Psalm 33:1-3
"Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints." - Psalm 149:1
"Praise ye the Lord, Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts; praise him according to his excellent greatness." - Psalm 150:1-2
Praise is mentioned over and over in the Psalms. David praised God from the time he was a young shepherd boy tending his father's sheep. God called David, a man after His own heart. It's obvious that God loves to be praised, and He is worthy f our praise.
It's amazing to me that God who is praised constantly by angels in heaven would want to hear our song, however, He delights in it because we are His children. He says it is comely (Psalm 33) for us to give Him praise. It is like a sweet perfume.
I don't know about you but I can't play the harp like David. Maybe you can. Perhaps you sing like a songbird or play the piano. God blessed some of us with talents and opportunities to learn music and they should be used for Him. It doesn't have to be perfect. God just wants to hear joyful sound. He asks for willing service, not a performance. God wants to hear you sing. Thank Him for his goodness.
I'd like to invite you to join us here at Town Center Baptist church on Sunday to sing and praise His name.
"Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright. and in the congregation." - Psalm 111:1
- Abigail Beatty