“I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth, I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.” (Psalm 89:1)
Historically, singing has been a favorite method of the human race to express their emotions about life and living. Some songs have expressed lament over a wrong done, or a wrong suffered. Other songs have been the means of declaring joy and good feelings about life. As far as we can tell, every culture that had speech also had songs. Making music in the heart has been the major way of expressing our human emotions for many generations.
What better topic to sing about than God and His steadfast love for mankind. Through the ages, mankind has found words and music to express their appreciation for the favor shown to them by their creator. This psalmist intends to sing his song of praise forever. He has decided that the best use of his mouth is to declare the steadfast love of the Lord.
Not only will he speak to his own generation but he intends his song to reach those of future generations. And so the psalms have. Their message never goes out of style, and people of many lands and tongues have found comfort and reassurance in their words. Even in 2019 many verses of the Psalms have been put to modern tunes and are being enjoyed by believers all over the world.
Task for Today: Sing about the steadfast love of God as you have experienced it. Whether an old hymn or newly created one let your heart make known the faithfulness of God. Sing with your parents and sing with your children. May the songs of Zion ring in your heart and home. Learn a new song or compose one. Sing it yourself or sing it to others but let your heart find a song to express what it feels.