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How Shall We Sing? (Ephesians 5:19)

Introductory Thoughts

Singing has become more of a performance than worship because most churches have lost any concept of biblical singing. Singing was not intended to be something performed by the few to be witnessed by the multitudes. All of God’s people ought to sing, but how shall we sing? According to 1 Chronicles 13:8, God’s people should worship the Lord in song “with all their might.” In agreement with that passage, the Bible suggests that God’s people should be singing aloud (Nehemiah 12:42; Psalm 51:14). This is further confirmed when the Bible likens singing to a breaking forth (Isaiah 14:7). This breaking forth should come from an overflowing heart (Ephesians 5:19).

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): A noise is a sound that is loud. Psalm 66:1 says to make a joyful noise unto God. Psalm 66:2 tells us that noise is singing. Psalm 81:1 tells us the same thing. God deserves our best singing from the heart.
  • (For everyone):  How much effort do you put into singing unto the Lord? Do you sing from the heart? Do you sing with all the volume you can give?
  • Do you prefer being entertained by song or participating in worship of the Lord? Why do churches drop congregational singing? What does that say about the heart condition of most believers?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask the Lord to help you sing with all your might.
  • Ask the Lord to help you sing from the heart.


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