Letter to the Reformers - November 4, 2018

Dear Saints of the Most High,

This Sunday morning we will be called to worship with these words:

Praise the LORD!
Praise the name of the LORD,
give praise, O servants of the LORD,
who stand in the house of the LORD,
in the courts of the house of our God!
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
sing to his name, for it is pleasant!
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,
Israel as his own possession. (Psalm 135: 1-4, ESV)

We find among the all out call to worship, this simple phrase “sing to his name,for it is pleasant!” The psalmist reflects upon the fact that worshipping the Lord is pleasing, it is good for the servant of God. Elsewhere we read the Apostle Paul write,Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:7–8, ESV). The pursuit of holiness/godliness is that which is most important. The greatest good is that you pursue that which God calls good.What is the discipline of pursuing holiness, well the psalmist says that it at least involves singing. Do you wish to be godly, do you wish to pursue that which is best? Then sing. Sing to the One who gave you a voice, who fills your lungs, who fills your soul with songs of adoration, thanksgiving, confession and praise.