Today’s Text: Psalms 96-98
Key Text: Psalm 96:1-2
“Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless his name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.”
Speaking of singing…
Did you catch that bit about it being a new song we are to sing?
I think there are times when the people of God should admit something – we keep on singing the same old song over and over again.
We read our favorite Bible passages – and leave the rest of the scriptures untouched.
We sing our favorite hymns – and forget there are all kinds of ways to “make a joyful noise unto the LORD.”
We stick to our cherished beliefs and attitudes – without asking God to open our eyes – our spirits – our hearts – to new ways of thinking and acting.
We do things the way we have always done them – forgetting God has said many times “Behold, I am doing a new thing!”
So, I offer this reminder – to myself as a minister – and to those who “have ears to hear” – let’s be brave enough, creative enough, and bold enough to really take the Psalmist’s call seriously:
“Sing to the LORD a new song…” wherever that may lead us.