Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Number Six

6. “. . . and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16NIV).

I’m not a singer, but I love to pray the words of hymns. And haven’t we all experienced comfort in troubled times while reading, praying and singing Psalms? Our contemporary spiritual songs have a lot of repetition. Some of us may not like singing the same thing over and over. Most of the time, I don’t mind repeating choruses, but recently, while studying the book of Revelation, God corrected my thinking on the matter.

In chapter four of Revelation, John describes four living creatures who surround the throne. He wrote:
“Day and night they never stop saying:
Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come”
(Revelation 4:8NIV).
Imagine that! Day and night the same chorus. Apparently, singing is a huge part of heaven. I get the feeling it would be a good idea for us to start practicing down here to get ready for our arrival.

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