Monday, April 4, 2016

The New Song

"Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise." - Psalm 33:3 KJV

"And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD." - Psalm 40:3 KJV

"Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints." - Psalm 149:1 KJV

Really good new music is great isn't it?

Some people like old music best and we see different kinds of music make a comeback when there is a new audience that rediscovers it. Old music was new once wasn't it?

"All things are full of weariness; a man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun." - Ecclesiastes 1:8-9 ESV

I know I have been at this place. The patterns all seem worn. Things seem predictable and stale.

"Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, 'What does this babbler wish to say?' Others said, 'He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities' - because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, 'May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.' Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new." - Acts 17:16-21 ESV

They were 'new thing' junkies.

What Paul was bringing really was new. It is still new today. I see new people embrace the Gospel as God embraces them and the newness comes in fresh to me again and again.

"And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." - Revelation 5:9-10 KJV

How can this be a 'new song' when the words were written 2,000 years ago. But it will be a new song.

We could start this day in tired oldness. The more days we have seen the more possible that is.

"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in him.' " - Lamentations 3:22-24 ESV

Yes, new mercies cause us to have a new song.

Thank you God. Let yesterday pass away from us and bring us into eternity with You in our minds and hearts. Give us a new song. Let the Gospel that was on Paul's lips be on ours also. Thank You God.


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