Exodus 15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Singing may involve one person, but there are always a minimum of two parties involved in any song: the person singing and the person receiving the song. Exodus 15:1, among many other passages, teaches that God’s people are to sing “unto the LORD.” This indicates that a song is much like an offering to the Lord. The person singing offers the song and the offering is received by the Lord. Singing serves as an important act of praise and worship; however, modern Christianity has lost much of its focus. This especially applies to singing. Every week, individuals and groups in churches stand up in worship services and sing unto the people rather than to the Lord. This should not be the case. God’s people need refocused to learn that the singing should be “unto the LORD” and not man.
∙ (For children): Psalm 47 is speaking to “all ye people” (Psalm 47:1). Psalm 47:6 tells us to whom we should sing. Psalm 47:7 tells us why we should sing. In another psalm, the writer said not only will he sing unto the Lord, but he will be singing forever (Psalm 104:33).
∙ (For everyone): Unto whom do you sing? How does this affect the songs that you choose to sing? How can we sing the world’s songs unto the Lord? If it is not possible, unto whom are those songs being sung?
∙ If singing is an act of worship, what kind of worship have you been offering unto the Lord? Have you, at the same time, been offering praise to the Devil by singing his type of musick?
∙ Ask the Lord to help you see singing as worship.
∙ Thank the Lord for giving you a way to praise His name.