Word Study for Today: The Book of Psalm Chapter 131

Devotion: SING!

Texts: Exodus 15:1-18. | Ephesians 5:15-20. | Judges 5:1-31.

Come on now, this is what God wants, carefulness of living, as against living like fools. God wants us to act wisely, by allowing the Holy Spirit fill us, causing us to SING spiritual (not sensual songs). >Ephesians 5:15, 17-19(NLT)clearly says ==>“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 17)Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.18)… be filled with the Holy Spirit, 19)singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts.”▪️

This is a season of victory, SING; sing like Deborah and Barak did in wisdom after the battle has been won. For you the Lion of the tribe of Judah has broken everyone, so SING like Moses and the children of Israel when the Lord had brought through. >“After the battle was over that day, Deborah and Barak sang this song:” [Judges 5:1 CEV]▪️

Moses and the Israelites sang this song in praise of the Lord: I sing praises to the Lord for his great victory! He has thrown the horses and their riders into the sea.”[Exodus 15:1 CEV]▪️

It’s wisdom to Sing unto the Lord, it is extremely expedient to so do. Keep not quiet >>> Sing! Make melody. >2)“Praise the LORD with the harp; Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. 3)Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.”[Psalms 33:2-3 NKJV]▪️

Everyone knows that David’s name is ‘synonymous’ with song and singing. David sang almost all the songs in the book of Psalm. David was always singing. >“David sang this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul.”

[2 Samuel 22:1 NLT]▪️>“David also ordered the Levite leaders to appoint a choir of Levites who were singers and musicians to sing joyful songs to the accompaniment of harps, lyres, and cymbals.”

[1 Chronicles 15:16 NLT]▪️>“I will thank the Lord because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. [Psalms 7:17NLT]▪️

Not only will David sing, but He also orchestrated and encouraged others around him and in town to sing. Oh David knew the power in songs and in singing them. >1)“Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. 2)Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. ”[Psalms 95:1-2 NLT]▪️

This man called David, is truly worthy of emulation. David always came up with new songs. >“He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.”[Psalms 40:3NLT]▪️

David a man after God’s heart. He just knew how to access God’s heart even by singing about everything and anything as it relates to God [Who He is and what He does] . >“But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress. ”[Psalms 59:16 NLT].

Beloved Sing! Ezra led the people to sing with great shouts. Those who win don’t mourn, they sing. >“They praised the Lord and gave thanks as they took turns singing: “The Lord is good! His faithful love for Israel will last forever.” Everyone started shouting and praising the Lord because work on the foundation of the temple had begun.”[Ezra 3:11 CEV]▪️

For every and any reason at all, lift up your voice and Sing! >1)“When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem, it was like a dream! 2)We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”[Psalms 126:1-2 NLT]▪️

Sing!  >>> “Sing praises to God and to his name! Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds. His name is the Lord — rejoice in his presence!”[Psalms 68:4 NLT]▪️>“Sing, O heavens, for the Lord has done this wondrous thing. Shout for joy, O depths of the earth! Break into song, O mountains and forests and every tree! For the Lord has redeemed Jacob and is glorified in Israel.”[Isaiah 44:23 NLT]▪️ 

>“Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!”[Zephaniah 3:14NLT]▪️

Sing! And Sing and yet Sing! >“Sing a new song to the Lord, for he has done wonderful deeds. His right hand has won a mighty victory; his holy arm has shown his saving power!”[Psalms 98:1 NLT]▪️

Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.”[Psalms 105:2NLT]▪️

Beloved of God Most High, SING!

Prayer Action:

-Worship the God Who does wondrous deeds.

-Sing in the Spirit to the Lord Almighty. 

-Through this day, SING unto the Lord.

[Make singing unto God a perpetual part of your life].