Maybe you’re like me and you’re not a fan of singing. For some reason I’ve never enjoyed it. Singing at church always felt awkward and unnatural for me. I always wondered why we couldn’t just worship the Lord through the sermon instead.
However, this passage makes it clear that God wants us to worship Him through the singing of songs. It doesn’t matter if you have a beautiful voice or a mediocre one; God wants to hear you. It’s not a question of whether you want to sing or don’t want to sing. We are commanded to sing.
The passage is alarming for those of us who tend to shy away from worshipping the Lord through song. It was hard for me to grasp the importance of it, especially when there are so many other ways to worship God.
One day at church I was listening to the lovely voices of the choir and the harmony of the instruments and I realized the beauty of it all. The talented music leaders served a huge purpose — to inspire the congregation to sing to God with their whole heart. Their job is to usher forth this important decree of God.
And if it’s important to God, then it should be important to us. We need to cultivate our worship of God through song, and singing in church is one of the best ways to get started.
Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of music and singing. Give us that desire to glorify you through song. Amen.
Go deeper — ask God to give you more of a desire to worship through song.