Are You Thirsty For a New Song?
I believe that the Bible is all we need for inspiration and instruction. I am so relieved to know that I cannot add anything to it nor take anything away from it. The Bible is true, alive, and active. Praise God for that!
Today, let’s focus on this verse in the Psalms:
Psalm 40:3-4: “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. How happy is the man who has put his trust in the Lord and has not turned to the proud or to those who run after lies!”
Let’s break this down because this is so good.
1. God puts a new song in our mouths.
What exactly does this mean? This means that God is in the “refreshing” business. God knows what is best for your soul. And, any old sad, tired songs of woe or hopelessness do not bless our lives with the newness of God.
This new song is a demonstrated hymn of praise to God. It is a testimony of all the wonderful things God has done. When God gives you a new song, you feel it, you live it, and others can “see” the song and His marvelous works in your life.
Have you ever walked through the darkest valley only to come out sensing God’s presence in such a tremendous way that it changed you forever? I believe this is the hymn of praise that David is singing. It gets better, though…
2. Others will fear and trust God because of you.
This refreshing word in song form makes others fear and trust God. Think about this for a moment. The God of the whole universe wants to use us for His purpose of reaching others.
When God’s presence abides in us, people see it. People will not only see it but experience it. This presence inside of us is the Holy Spirit. Have you seen others trust God and fear Him because of your life?
To be an instrument of God endowed with spiritual gifts means we do things differently from the world. We are the church – “ekklesia” – meaning “the called out believers”.
3. Happy is the man who trusts in the Lord.
We all know the churchy cliches:
“When God closes a door, He opens a window.”
“You’re never more safe than when you’re in God’s will.”
“Let go and let God.”
A blessed man is one who runs after God’s will for his life and not a proud man’s treasure. To be proud is to tell the world that we are not dependent on God, but ourselves.
So, What’s the Play Call?
- Commit to truly believing it is God speaking to you when reading the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16).
- Commit to life according to God’s Word (Psalm 119:11).
- Commit to run away from anything that keeps you from God’s will (Amos 5:14).
- Finally, pursue the blessed man’s kind of life and watch others fear God because of it Matthew 5:1-12).
I am cheering for you, teammates!
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