Singing Before God

Psalm 100:2

Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.

We all know people who can’t carry a tune in a bucket.  The only musical instrument they can play is the radio.  But this doesn’t exclude them from worshipping.  Maybe they wouldn’t make the best song leader but it doesn’t change their heart at all.

Our worship should be filled with joy and gladness.  In fact, there isn’t any other way to worship.  Maybe it won’t be jumping around with excitement all of the time because we’re tired or maybe even having a bad day.  But when we worship, we’re thanking God for who He is and what He’s doing.  If we’re not the least bit excited about that, then there is no point in worshipping because we’re not worshipping at all.

When we hear the word worship, singing is the first thing that comes to mind because that is the part that we play the most active role in.  While there are many other parts to worship, if this is the part that we are most active in, we ought to do it with all of our heart.

At a conference once, we had times of singing and some people complained about the music being too loud.  While that partly comes down to a matter of preference, the reason given for it was a good one.  If the music is loud, we can sing out without being self conscious about others hearing.  Sing out before God and don’t worry about what others think, only what God thinks about your singing.

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