Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Introductory Thoughts

Rarely does man have the opportunity to participate in heavenly activity while still on earth. Singing is one of those rare events that enables the Christian a glimpse into a heavenly behaviour. Job chapter 38 sheds light on some of the events surrounding creation when it proclaims that “the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy” (Job 38:7). These spiritual beings saw the creation of God and could not help themselves but to burst into song. The origin of singing is heavenly, though it has been more often used in unholy ways. Not only is musick’s origin heavenly, but long after the world has sung its last song, heaven will continue to enjoy God’s gift of musick (Revelation 5:9). For this reason, God’s people should never take this for granted but enjoy this heavenly benefit as often as possible.

Devotional Thoughts

 (For children): The heavenly beings rejoiced over God’s creation and we too have something to sing about. Salvation is the beginning of our walk with God and there is no end to it (Psalm 95:1-3; Isaiah 61:10).

 (For everyone): What are some other heavenly activities that believers can enjoy while on earth? How do these activities offer praise unto the Lord? How often do you participate in these acts of worship?

 In what areas has the world corrupted musick? How has the world specifically corrupted the act of singing? What can God’s people do to insure singing is done in a godly manner?

Prayer Thoughts

 Ask the Lord to help you enjoy singing to Him.

 Ask God to help you see the idolatry of singing worldly musick.