Psalm 101:1- “I will sing of mercy and justice; to You, O Lord, I will sing praises.”
Isn’t it wonderful to know that our God loves to hear us sing? Music and singing were a cherished part of Israel’s culture and a number of times in the Bible people sang songs of joy, love, thankfulness, deliverance and victory unto Him.
In this Psalm David was praising God after he was made king over Israel. He was singing to God about His mercy and justice, and his dependency on God to help him lead this great nation.
When we feel good and happy it is easier to sing praises to our God; the difficulty comes when we sing in the midst of life’s adversities and trials.
Job is one example of a man who chose to praise God after loosing everything he had; and remained faithful and thankful to God, even after being questioned by his wife and advised to “curse God and die!” (Job 2:10)
Another is Paul and Silas when they were in prison. After being beaten, in jail, and in chains, these two fellows sang hymns of praise to God, and as a consequence, prisoners were being evangelized; a sudden earthquake shook the foundation of the prison, and all chains became loose. (Acts 16:22-26) Physical chains, and Spiritual chains were broken!
So, sing songs to our God of deliverance, of mercy, of love, and justice, remembering that His mercies and love are new every morning (Lamentations 3:23); that morning by morning He dispenses His justice, and every new day He does not fail.” (Zephaniah 3:5) Amen!