MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020

GOD DESIRES SONGS

Deuteronomy 31:19-23

EXPOSITION:

This week we look at the Christian and the songs we sing. We see from the reading that God is really interested in songs. As Moses’ time on earth drew near, God told him to write a song, commonly called “The Song of Moses,” and teach the Israelites (Deuteronomy 31:19, 30) in anticipation of their future apostasy in the Promised Land.

The role of music in Christianity includes the promulgation of the Christian doctrines, sensitization of faith, and spiritual mobilization of believers to lift their voices to proclaim their faith and to glorify their maker.

The song begins with a universal call to listen, followed by praise of the just, faithful, and upright God (Deuteronomy 32:1–4). The song proceeds to recite the history of Israel (verses 7–14), predicts Israel’s future ingratitude and idolatry (verses 15–31), then God’s promise to avenge Israel against their (and His) enemies, showing compassion on His people (verses 32–42). It ends on a joyful note, as God’s punishment is passed, righteousness is restored, and the land and people of Israel atoned (verse 43).

This is a significant promise, because the atonement for God’s people is the sacrifice of God’s own Son, Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:20). We should always understand that God knows songs and the power they carry. If you really want to remember any important message in your life, convert it into a song.

PRAYER: I thank You Father for this day. Help me to identify the right kind of songs and their effective use for the betterment of my life and Your church. Amen.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK: 1 Chronicles 16:23 (NKJV) – “Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.” #PossessingtheNations

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