1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
David is exhorting us to sing unto The Lord and talk about His wondrous works. Singing to The Lord and talking about His wondrous, extraordinary works are spiritual twins of a healthy soul. The world that we live in is a noisy world that for the most part is inspired by unsaved and unregenerate men and women. Unlike in David’s time, today’s world is filled with 24 hours of non-stop songs and chatter via internet, radio, television, and a plethora of other means of communication. Those songs and chatter are expressing a variety of thoughts and ideas that have an impact on the way that we think and the cultural values that we adopt. But the tragic thing is that a steady diet of listening to and being exposed to the fallen world system’s songs and conversation often causes us to despair and feel hopeless. Thus, like David, it is vital for us to establish a life of worship and God-centered conversation.
How refreshing it is to sing unto The Lord! Those quiet love songs to The Lord, be it in the car, in the prayer room, in the sanctuary, or in the midst of a busy day, lift up our souls and fill us with a sense of His presence. To talk about His wondrous works with others fills the atmosphere of our lives with the heavenly realization that with God, all things are possible. May God help us to cultivate a lifestyle that harmonizes with the phrase from The Lord’s prayer, “on earth, as it is in heaven”. I am not talking about mind over matter, but God over all things. Jesus is both Lord and Christ. Not only is He the Savior of our souls, but He is The Lord over all things. To sing of His glory and talk about His wondrous works allows us to live our daily lives with the fragrance of heavenly hope and peace. Selah