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May 2022

“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;

it is fitting for the upright to praise him.

Praise the Lord with the harp;

make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.

Sing to him a new song;

play skillfully, and shout for joy.”

- (Psalm 33:1-3)

How do you worship God? These verses describe singing, playing musical instruments, writing new songs, and shouting for joy. Some people use their voices to praise Him, and some people use their hands. Some people use the talents God has given them, and others just use whatever they can.

It is not important how we worship God – just that we do! Notice that the verbs in these verses are in the imperative verb tense: they are commands, not suggestions. All of us who are righteous are called to praise God, in whatever way we can. So whether you’re using your voice or an instrument, whether you’re singing an old song or a new one, or even if you’re just making a joyful noise, as long as you’re praising God, you are doing it the right way!

In Christ,

Amy Smith


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