Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! — Psalm 98:4 Charles H. Spurgeon, in The Treasury of David, says: There is no fear of our being too hearty in magnifying the God of our salvation, only we must take care the song comes from the heart, … More Spurgeon: No fear of our being too hearty in magnifying the God of our salvation
Psalm 43:3-4 Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling! Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. John Piper, in a sermon, … More John Piper: Authentic joy in God will overflow with praises.
Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord, exulting in his salvation. All my bones shall say, “O Lord, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?” Psalm 35:9-10 Charles H. Spurgeon writes in the Treasury of David: As the tongue … More Spurgeon: my very skeleton shall magnify the Lord
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:1-2 Charles H. Spurgeon writes in The Treasury of David: It sometimes needs all our determination to face the … More Whole-hearted Praise
Part 3 of a commentary on Psalm 148-150 by Sam Storms, of Enjoying God Ministries: Fourth, and finally, there can be no mistaking the extravagant and exuberant nature of godly worship of God. It involves not only singing (149:1,5) but also dancing (149:3; 150:4) and a wide array of musical instrumentation (149:3; 150:3-5). Said Spurgeon: … More Sam Storms: “…the extravagant and exuberant nature of godly worship of God”
Psalm 132:16. Her saints shall shout aloud for joy. It would astonish and amuse a European stranger to hear these natives sing. They have not the least idea either of harmony or melody; noise is what they best understand, and he that sings the loudest is considered to sing the best. I have occasionally remonstrated with … More Whisper the praises of Jesus?!
John Piper says, Imagine for a moment that your city is surrounded by enemy forces who aimed to destroy you. And you are aware that enemy sympathizers live and work in the city with a view to undermining the city’s defenses. And suppose you discover that there is a song which the enemy and their … More A Song That Conquers
From Scripture Studies…A Study in Psalms Vol. 3: David ends the psalm with praise for the salvation of the Lord. Significantly, he begins his praise with: “The LORD lives!” The fact that the “LORD lives” was essential for David’s salvation, but it is even more crucial to ours. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead demonstrated that, indeed, “the … More The LORD lives! Psalm 18
From a message, “You Shall Worship the Lord Your God” by John Piper, September 8, 1985: Taking Cues from the King’s Son Suppose you are a kid playing in the streets outside the mansion of the king, and the king’s own son comes out and starts to play with you. After a while he invites … More Taking Cues from the King’s Son Matthew 4:8-10
Spurgeon’s Treasury of David on Psalm 7 This may be called the SONG OF THE SLANDERED SAINT. Even this sorest of evils may furnish occasion for a Psalm. What a blessing it would be if we could turn even the most disastrous event into a theme for song, and so turn the tables upon our great enemy. … More Spurgeon’s Treasury of David on Psalm 7