THE SPIRIT OF REBELLION
Psalm 40 is a powerful psalm. It is a source of strength to all God’s people. Those who have experienced life’s trials and troubles can still sing God’s praises. Sometimes, if we are honest, in the midst of life’s trials we can lose our song of praise. But, this psalm reminds us that God can put a new song in our heart and on our lips. I have said on more than one occasion that I cannot sing, and to make matters worse people have told me so. Nevertheless, I know of singing God’s praises. I can sing; bad voice and all and out of tune, He has given me a new song in my heart. I can resonate with the psalmist and countless people who sing God’s praises in the midnight hour, with trouble all around and sing to the Lord. Psalm 40:3 is our scriptural reference today.
“He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD.”
The psalmist speaks of trusting in God. He introduces a new hymn. Oh, the joys of those who trust in the Lord have no confidence in the proud and worship idols. He lifts his heart in song, praising God. He has experienced the blessings of God. He indicates that the Lord drew him from a horrible pit. Put his feet on the rocks and secured his feet. He has been blessed and has something to sing about. He urges the congregation to join him as he sings of the wondrous deeds the Lord has done. Today, may you sing God’s praises. The songwriter wrote, “I sing because I am happy, I sing because I am free. His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.”