O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God,and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.O that today you would listen to his voice!
Psalms are considered songs – how important is music to each of our lives!
I love music. I love to listen and sing every day. I can’t imagine a day without music. Just one song or one singer can bring back memories, good or bad, sentimental or funny. When you hear certain songs, you are transported back into another time in your life. I know that when I hear disco music (yes, I do admit, I love disco music!), it brings me back to the seventies when I was a teenager. I loved that time in my life and it brings back happy memories.
Music can also bring heartbreak – the tune that was “your song” with a former companion, a beautiful hymn heard at a loved one’s funeral, the song that is being played at the end of a emotional movie. Still, what a gift song is to us all.
The psalms are as beautiful as any song we have ever heard. There are 150 psalms to choose from and they all have their own rhythm. Some are joyous and happy, some are desperate, some are pleading God for His mercy. Still all beautiful just the same.
In this psalm, the writer is praising God for all his majesty. It is an uplifting song to Our Creator. A happy tune that lifts everyone up! The writer is telling us to praise and listen to Our God because He is so good.
O that today you would listen to his voice!
Today, when you hear that song from Lady Gaga or the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z or Sinatra, praise God. Praise God for the gift of music and the people who make it. Listen to His voice today – that is the sweetest song of all
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