40 Days of Words

Dr Jim Brown's TruNorth Devotional
40 Days of Words

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”  

News flash: Words are usually spoken but can be sung too!.  And they can be joyful, faith-filled, and God-honoring.

In both the Old and New Testaments, those who followed God would sing to Him.  The Psalms are all SONGS that were originally sung.

Although songs can be sorrowful, they can also be uplifting and full of praise!
Here in Psalm 100, David was excited to be going to God’s house. The Jews used this as a processional hymn. Notice verse 4 – “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise.”

This psalm has not one sorrowful note in it but is totally happy as should every Christian be as he enters the courts of the Lord!

Yes, there are many negative noises around us – TV, in the papers, and even friends, family, and neighbors – that could quickly sour our experience and drag us down.

But singing for many (or at least listening to good Christian music) can be an escape from the doldrums and help lift us into a time of praise and thanksgiving!

(You might want to have some good Christian music ready to play to lift you when you start to feel defeated or down or when you just want to praise the Lord! It works for me!)

Prayer: Lord, thank you for music.  Help me to use it to help me live my life that is pleasing to you, one that is full of praise and thanksgiving to YOU. Amen.
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