Sing to the LORD a new song.

Sing to the LORD, all the earth.

Sing to the LORD. Praise his name,

Proclaim his salvation, day after day.

Psalm 96:1 (NIV)

After having our church closed for three months due to COVID, we have met for worship three Sundays. One of the restrictions we had to abide by was that we could not sing as a congregation. This was tough for a few people to accept. Those who were able to contain themselves for the sake of meeting together really felt constrained. This next Sunday, July 5,2020, we will be able to sing. This brought a “clap offering of praise” when the pastor announced it. We miss singing praise to God that much.

The book of Psalms is a collection of songs and meditations of praise to the LORD. The members of our Sunday school class, while not meeting together right now, are studying them as part of our devotions.

Sing to the LORD a new song.

Those who belong to God see things differently. They think of things considering God’s Word. Their viewpoint is based on what they have learned from reading God’s Word.

sing to the LORD, all the earth.

This Psalm tells us that everything on the earth is to sing praises to God. When we hear birdsong, birds are singing to the LORD. I wonder, could the hum of bees sometimes be praises to God? Could frogs on ponds also praise God when they croak?

Sing to the LORD. Praise his name.

When we sing hymns or choruses, we follow the practice of the Old Testament people and lift our voices in praise.

After we enter heaven, we will sing and give praise to God all the time. Why not start now, each day, and sing praise to God for what He has done for us?