Friday, October 4, 2019

2 Kings 4:1-44; Jeremiah 37:1-21; Hebrews 9:1-14

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone
cheerful? Let him sing psalms. James 5:13, NKJV

Historian, Luke Tyerman wrote of the Wesleys’ converts: “Their
religion made them happy; and happiness always finds vent in
song”. The world delights to sing songs that celebrate this fleeting
age. Christians may sing of their glorious God, His gracious
salvation and the eternal destiny that awaits them. We should be
a people known for meaningful and joyful singing. English speakers
possess more than five centuries of rich hymnody—a song for
every divine attribute and every human situation. Make spiritual,
scriptural, and exuberant songs part of your daily practice.
—Keith Keyser

Sing without ceasing, sing the Saviour’s present grace, How all things
shine in light divine for those who’ve seen His face. —John N. Darby