Friday, May 24, 2013

May 24 – Psalms 108 - 110 - Worship Music

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Psalms 108 - 110. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.

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Its amazing what the Psalms can be used for. I have suggested throughout our time reading the Psalms different ways to use them in your prayer life. The Psalms can help you in confessing your sins to God, or help you figure out how to praise God, or remind you about God’s creation, and so many other ways to connect with God. Then on Wednesday I talked about how we have been called to sing a new song to God and the battle many churches have about worship. The Psalms can do so much.

Today as I was reading I came across this line … “For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies,” (Psalm 108:4 NIV) and it reminded me of the Third Day Song Your Love Oh Lord. Listen and watch the video of Third Day performing this song ... 

Did you catch where some of the text comes from? It comes right out of the Psalm. So many of our contemporary worship music selections are really much older than we think; really they are thousands of years old. Create In Me a Clean Heart is taken from David’s prayer in Psalm 51, or 10,000 Reasons and Psalm 103, or Forever and it’s relationship to Psalm 136. So if you struggle with new worship music, think about where the lyrics come from, they may just be straight out of the Bible.

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