Psa. 119:49-56

“Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.” (v.54)

The Lord gives us a song in our hearts, and we are to sing praises unto Him. How many songs do we know that are actually scripture verses? The psalmist says here that the Word is his song, and sang the song unto the Lord. Actually, the psalms were songs, and often were sung in the worship of the Lord. David played the harp, and wrote many of them himself, and probably sang them as he was tending the sheep. Other psalms were sung as the priests approached the temple stairs, while ascending up into the temple. Many were written for various victories, and for obtaining the blessings of God in certain areas of their lives. The Lord would, no doubt, enjoy hearing us sing scripture to Him, more than any song written by man.

Look at the 100th psalm:

Psa 100:1 (A Psalm of praise.) Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Psa 100:2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Psa 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Psa 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psa 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

We are to come before His presence with singing, and not with a long face. We are to serve Him with gladness, and enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. That is what we do in song. We also come before Him in prayer, as if we were right there submitting our requests, but we are to come with singing and joyful hearts. Psalm 100 is an excellent approach to prayer, as if we were entering the gate of the Tabernacle, and approaching the Holy of Holies, to fall before the throne of our God. Let us all Make God’s statutes our song.

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