Gems 2015 — June 26 Scripture Selection: Psalm 39-40

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

June 26 Scripture Selection: Psalm 39-40

Food for Thought: Ps. 40:3

Through the ages there have been some powerful, anointed songs written that have touched our hearts and even changed our lives. But God is not done giving us songs of equal value and meaning. Our own experiences and relationship with God should be inspiring songs that motivate us to worship from the heart. While those old songs are wonderful, we need new songs that spring up from our current walk with the Lord in our active faith. Otherwise, singing the same ol’ songs may become for some monotonous and sung without even giving thought to their meaning.

Psalm 33:3 says, “Sing to Him a new song.” The exhortation to sing to Him a new song comes up nine times in the Word. It’s good for us to keep it fresh, and surely the Lord appreciates the variety, but it also draws people to “see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord (vs. 3).”

Through the ages and into eternity, there will continue to be a new song in the air. In Revelation 5:9 the apostle John records what he saw will happen as the end of times wrap up and makes mention of a new song sung in heaven by the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders, worshiping the Lamb Who was slain. Later another new song is intoned by the hundred and forty-four thousand who are redeemed from the earth (Rev. 14:3). Most assuredly, that one will not be the last “new song” ever sung as we spend eternity before the Lord. And since new songs are obviously pleasing to the Lord, we might as well add to the repertoire even now.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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