I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. Psalm 104:33
It is strange that we attach much more importance to some commands of Scripture than to others, and for no apparent reason. The Bible urges us to sing God’s praises as frequently as it tells us to pray. Every Christian feels it his duty to pray daily, but how many sing a hymn or a song every day, as the Bible repeatedly enjoins us to do?
The world was created to the accompaniment of song. (Job 38:7) The biggest book of the Bible consists entirely of songs. Music played a large part in the Old Testament service of God, and we know that Jesus sang with His disciples, and that they continued to do so with one another after He left them. Heaven is often described in terms of continual music, so that every one who hopes to go there should spend a great deal of time rehearsing for that perfect praise. A person who does not care very much about singing will have to undergo a radical change if he is going to be happy in heaven.
God’s people sing together in worship on the Lord’s Day and on other occasions. Unfortunately, we forget that singing is a Christian exercise that we should enjoy everyday, not just on Sundays or only in the house of God. Psalm 108 tells us to greet the dawn with singing. Try it, the moment you rise from bed, and find what a difference it makes in the whole day.
God through the whole day with a song in your heart if not on your lips. Sing at least one song today as a family. By means of song we edify one another (Colossians 3:16), witness to others, glorify God, and chase the devil away. If we would sing more we would sin less.