Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous;
sing, all you who are upright in heart! Psalm 32:11
There’s something about music that is just right. The animal kingdom can kinda sorta do it. Mostly they’re one note wonders. Beautiful sounds, but limited. (I’m almost certain any zoologists reading this would differ and have scientific evidence to back it up). But the harmonies, the intricate and complex compositions of the voice and instruments gives us a special blessing. It’s like that with all the arts. It sets us apart.
Many of the psalms are actually songs that the writers sung to God. Often they were written and sung for specific events that God helped them through. Many will say that you can’t carry a tune in a barrel. I only ask a simple question: according to whom? To God? Hardly.
Forget what everyone else thinks about how you sound. You’re not trying to please them.
And lest we forget, if we neglect this important act of worship, the rocks are waiting in the wings to take our place (Luke 19:40).