Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | November 26, 2015

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.”

Today’s devotion comes from 2 Chronicles 29:19-36.  Here is a link to this Scripture –  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+29&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“Now at the completion of the burnt offerings, the king and all who were present with him bowed down and worshiped.  Moreover, King Hezekiah and the officials ordered the Levites to sing praises to the Lord with the words of David and Asaph the seer.  So they sang praises with joy, and bowed down and worshiped.”    2 Chronicles 29:29-30.

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Today’s devotion focuses on singing praises to the LORD with Psalms which are “the words of David and Asaph the seer”.  Verse 30.

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.”  Psalm 95:2.

“speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;  always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;”  Ephesians 5:19-20.

“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”  Colossians 3:16.

Other doctrine prefers to only use their own words.

But, Reformed Doctrine prefers to use the words of the Psalms, some exclusively and some not exclusively.  The purpose of this devotion is to not take sides on that specific issue.  I would be a hypocrite if I advocated exclusive use of the words of the Psalms to sing praises.  I use them far too little.  But, I do want to generally encourage people to at least use the words of Psalms more to sing praises.

At least in the beginning of every devotion as I begin to write, I listen to the following song.  There is a YouTube link below if you want to listen to it.

Psalm 90 – Psalter 247 God Our Help and Hope by Psalm Choir

The Protestant Reformed Psalm Choir has put together performances promoting the Psalms for 17 years and has produced 16 recordings.

“1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
2 Oh let Israel say,
“His lovingkindness is everlasting.”
3 Oh let the house of Aaron say,
“His lovingkindness is everlasting.”
4 Oh let those who fear the Lord say,
“His lovingkindness is everlasting.”

5 From my distress I called upon the Lord;
The Lord answered me and set me in a large place.
6 The Lord is for me; I will not fear;
What can man do to me?
7 The Lord is for me among those who help me;
Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me.
8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in man.
9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in princes.”  Psalm 118:1-9.

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