God is Pleased when His Children Sing Spiritual Songs
By Ron English, Editor
Text: Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; –Ephesians 5:19
Here is a simple message, an acrostic from the word SING. We should lift our voices and sing these four Themes again and again.
Salvation – We should sing about Salvation. Titus 2:11, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,”
Philip P. Bliss wrote: “Sing them over again to me, Wonderful words of Life; Let me more of their beauty see, Wonderful words of life. Christ the blessed One, gives to all, wonderful words of life; Sinner, list to the loving call, wonderful words of life. Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.” Dr. Joe Henry Hankins said, “If you are not saved…nothing else matters. That, my friend, is one of the most profound statements you are likely to ever hear.
Inspiration– We should sing about our Inspired Bible. II Timothy 3:16,17 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. B. B. McKinney, one of the Southern Baptist’s great songwriters and music evangelists wrote, “I know the Bible was sent from God, The Old, as well as the New; Inspired and holy, the living Word, I know the Bible is true. I know…I know… I know the Bible is true; …Divinely inspired the whole way thro’, I know the bible is true.” If you have a Bible, you can know that the very words were breathed out of the mouth of Almighty God. Hide the Word in your heart…that you might not sin against God.
New Things-We should sing about ALL THINGS are made New. II Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” — William Cowper penned these words in song and blessed thousands, ” There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Immanuel’s veins; And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains: Lose all their guilty stains, Lose all their guilty stains; and sinners plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains. The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day; and there may I, though vile as he, wash all my sins away:”
Great—We should sing about the Greatness of God. Years ago an old preacher taught us to sing the first two verses of Psalm 48. “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” Thomas O. Chisholm wrote these words that branded our hearts with joy and peace: “Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassion, they fail not; As thou hast been Thou forever wilt be. Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy Faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided–Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!”
Permission: Blanket permission granted to those who might wish to take this simple outline and turn it into a Bible study, a sermon or a spiritual talk. No credit to this editor or this blog necessary. May God bless the use of it.
Share this article: Share