April 15 – Devotion

Date: April 15

Scripture: Psalm 98

Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
the world and those who dwell in it!8Let the rivers clap their hands;
let the hills sing for joy together9before the LORD, for he comes
to judge the earth.He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.(Psalm 98:7-9, ESV)

This Psalm listed is one among several that encourage one and all to sing to the Lord. Each day and certainly during this season when we celebrate the victories that believers have in our Lord, we can sing. This psalm employs extravagantly joyful images to remind us that Christ’s victory over death offers the most extravagant joy to all those who have been forgiven through Christ and who know that they have received eternal life in Him.

Wherever one is, whatever heartache one knows, however difficult the problem, one is urged to sing a new song to the Lord. A person can choose to magnify the difficulties, look down or around, and fail to look up. Yet when one looks up to the Lord, one will find reasons for a new song. Just as children are taught to sing thanks for food, one who has received new life in Christ can learn, whatever his or her situation, to sing a new song to the Lord.

As so many have quoted, “Heaven’s choir came down to sing when Heaven’s King came down to save.” As we meditate on the Lord, all He is, all He has done, and all He is going to do, then we can sing now and for eternity.

Prayer for the Journey: Father, thank you for giving us reasons for singing and for Jesus our Lord, who is worthy of our praise. Amen.

Prepared by: Gowan Ellis


3 Responses to “April 15 – Devotion”

  1. Bob Mohr says:

    Thank you Gowan.

  2. Patricia hasselman says:

    And Amen!!!

  3. Debbie Keen says:

    Amen and amen! Thank you for Today’s joyful devotion, Gowan’s! Happy Easter!

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