Praise the Lord With Music
33 # Short Commentary and Lesson from Psalm 150.6
Martin Lther wrote, “Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God, to which Satan is a bitter enemy, for it removes from the heart the weight of sorrow, and the fascination of evil thoughts.”
Music is the language of emotions in the same way that speech is the language of the intellect. It can express the inexpressible. When words alone or musical notes alone are insufficient, the simple song can bled the two together in an eloquent statement of glorious praise.
In heavenm the occupation of the angels is eternal praise (Revelation 5.11-13). Music is a symbol of our sacred responsibility to glorify God and enjoy him forever. Shout praises to the Lord!
Promises For Us
Songs! They do so many things in life. They celebrate happy events like birthdays and weddings. Songs motivate athletes, soldiers, and ordinary people. Songs summarize the character and aspirations of nations. They tell stories that keep heroes and villains alive. Songs help people mourn; songs help them dance. They help us worship.
Songs touch our emotions before they touch our thoughts. Perhaps that’s why so many songs sing of romance. The music of youth is filled with finding, keeping, and losing love. ” Oldies but goodies” remind the middle-aged of the wonders of young love. Songs spring from the heart and touch the heart.
The Psalms are songs of believing hearts in every imaginable situation. Here is a collection of lyrics that can help as deal with anger and depression, joy and hope, fear and doubt, life and death, hatred and love. A common chorus to many of the psalms is, “I asked the Lord for help, and he saved me from all my fears” (Psalm 34.4)