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Singing By Faith

Psalms 66:3-7
(3) Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
(4) All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
(5) Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
(6) He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
(7) He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

Did you sing out to God last week? Have you sung out to God recently? Maybe it was in church recently, if you were able to go. Maybe it was in your home.  Let me focus in on the words of what was being sung by them. “How terrible art thou in thy works”!...what???  Is the Bible calling God terrible?  No, please understand that the singer here is not calling God terrible in the same sense that we normally use it.  He is using the word in reference to the power, might, and majesty of God towards His enemies. God’s enemies will think it is terrible when they experience the effects of His works and His great power as they submit themselves to God!
OK, now to the definition…
Terrible
A primitive root; to fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten: dreadful

This definition was taken from the Hebrew language that it was written in. So let me put verse 3 further into context:
God is dreadful to His enemies.
God will make His enemies to fear.
God’s enemies will be frightened so much that they will submit themselves to Him.
Verse Three is so good to God’s people and so dreadful to the enemies, that we should sing and rejoice!  I believe that Christians show their faith when these type of songs are sung before God finishes His work on our enemies!  Can you, will you sing a song of victory to God, about God, for God, and for His praise before the victory?  God loves it when His people step out in faith; not only in their trust in Him, but also with their singing and praise!

Look at verse 5,
(5) Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
(6) He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
(7) He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

The singer is continuing on in these verses to point out what God has done in the past. In verse 6, he points out what God did for His people when they were being pursued by Pharaoh, king of Egypt. The singer points out that God can, wants to, and will do the impossible for His people! REJOICE!!!! If you are saved, then God will do the same for you!

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we, as God’s people, followed the lead of the psalmist in this chapter? Would you be willing and able to sing out to God about His terrible acts to your enemies? Would you do it by faith? Would you want God to be pleased with His people(you) as we sing it by faith? Guess what? If you trust God, then you should trust that His answer is already on its way! So why wait, let’s do it today!

Psst….check out this verse:
Psalms 22:3
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

March 31, 2020 - Posted by | Devotional, Madison Street Baptist Church

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