Thursday, May 21, 2015

A New Song



Scripture

Psa. 98:0   A Psalm.
1     O sing to the LORD a new song,
        for he has done marvelous things.
    His right hand and his holy arm
        have gotten him victory.
2     The LORD has made known his victory;
        he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.
3     He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
        to the house of Israel.
    All the ends of the earth have seen
        the victory of our God.

Observation

When a new chapter unfolded in the life of God’s people they wrote a new song. This Psalm is a foreshadowing of God’s mighty victory through the Messiah. This indeed is a new song and a completely new chapter for all of God’s people. God is praised for what he has done, is doing and will do into the future. He has revealed his ultimate victory and this is worthy of a new song!

Application

It’s so easy to become focused upon the difficulties that we fail to see God’s hand at work in the world. God’s activity begs for a new song to be written and yet we can’t seem to see beyond our own personal frustrations. There is the temptation to become so mired in negativity that we fail to see God’s activity.

God is inviting us to write a new song. He is in the business of transforming lives and touching our world — but we just may fail to see it! If we fail to see it, we fail to celebrate it and there will be no new song for anyone to hear.

I rejoice in the hand of God that is at work in the world today. He’s not given up on us and a new song is being written in the lives of people all around us. Let’s celebrate. Let’s look to what he is doing in a powerful and mighty way. And let’s join in singing that new song.

Prayer

Lord, may your new song be sung in my heart and mind today.  Amen.

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