Music and a Steadfast Heart

REFORMED WOMEN-THEOLOGY GIRL BIBLE STUDY
Book-Bible Study:
”A Steadfast Heart”
Study Commentary:  TheologyGirl-ReformedWomen

“I will sing and make melody! …Awake, O harp and lyre! Ps. 67:7,8

How lovely to read and study about two of my favorite things, Christ and music! How kind and generous is our God that He will bestow such a wonderful gift to us of music. I am amazed at the beauty of it, the different sounds, the way that it brings us to different places at different times in different situations and how it has the power to change us in so many ways. This is truly from the wisdom and heart of our God. “I will sing and make melody!”… all the day long, in our hearts and in our ears! It is especially wonderful in the sound of God’s people in praise, prayer and thanksgiving!  How awesome it is to sing with the multitudes in worship; how beautiful is the sound of voices and instruments lifting up to our God His music, His sounds, His instruments with the voices of His children bringing offerings of voice to Him! I do not know about you but for me music goes to very depth of my soul. It does not matter what is happening in my life, it is one of the joys of it. I thank my God for the loveliness of it in my life.

Music is revealing of the heart, I believe, and especially so of the believer. When we read/sing the Psalms or beautiful hymns or spiritual songs, the words go deep into the soul and remind us of our God and His goodness and mercy to us. They remind of us of His everlasting love and care for us; of His sacrifice and comfort; His attributes and power and thus we are empowered, touched and changed and not only that, but the words and doctrine they teach go into the heart and mind to encourage us along the way. It is no wonder we read so much about music in the Bible and why it is so important as part of our worship whether corporate or private. It is the upmost praise to our God.

The lyrics and music of “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “A Mighty Fortress is our God” or the beautiful music of “The Messiah” cause us to rejoice in praise and thanksgiving. They bring us to our knees in thankfulness, in contrition and confession and help us focus on that day that is forthcoming of Christ’s return and our forever singing His praises with the saints. How glorious is this, dear friends, that we have such a wonderful God as this? Amazing, amazing grace and love above all loves, above all things, incomprehensible in glory to be revealed as we wait for that day!

Music is His gift for worship and praise and it is important for us to “rejoice always” and music is a way we can do that. Whether we are happy or sad; alone and afraid of the shadows or what might be lurking there; when troubles are real and threatening, in sorrow, pain and suffering, in loss and plenty, we can rejoice and lift up our hearts and voices in praise and thanksgiving to our God. We can rejoice and find comfort in the midst of our storm. God has given us this wonderful gift and voices and our brothers and sisters in Scripture and history have taught us through their example of how to praise God in heart and voice and we can praise God, encourage the brethren and be examples of His grace in our lives.  So then, I beseech you to rejoice and …

“Lift up your hearts, O gates, and the King of Glory will come in..”.
Who is the King of Glory?
The Lord strong and mighty
Who is the King of Glory?
The Lord who is mighty in battle
Who is the King of Glory?
The Lord mighty in battle
Who is the King of Glory?
The Lord Almighty.

 

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Summary Comments from the original posting of TheologyGirl-ReformedWomen Summary Comments, A Steadfast Heart.

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4 comments on “Music and a Steadfast Heart

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  2. Beautiful reminder of God’s incredible gift of music that we have the privilege of returning back to Him.

    “Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;
    Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.”
    Psalm 32:2

    Blessings Sister in Christ!

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