“Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him, all creatures here below! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!” – Doxology
I love when things work together perfectly. There is just something sweet and satisfying about a job well done that come together smoothly.
"I will sing a new song". Have you ever wondered about this phrase in the Bible? It is used 9 times in the Scriptures (6 in Psalms, 1 in Isaiah, and 2 in Revelation). If you are anything like me, I grew up on, and still sing, the "old hymns". So how does this tie into singing a "new song" unto the Lord?
When the phrase, "new song" is used, it is connected with a new experience or new blessings on behalf of the one singing. Such a new blessing would merit an altogether new song from the one praising God.
Mercy is one of those truths in the Bible that is hard to imagine being removed. Some have described mercy as not getting what we justly deserved.
Just the other day my son Nate got mercy. He and Andrew had been instructed to quit throwing legos at each other (because that is what an 8 and 6 year old believe they are for!) Next thing I know, 5 minutes later, Nate is crying holding his head... Andrew had busted him with a lego. I took Andrew to his room, talked with him, and gave him two spankings for disobeying and then for lying about it after the fact. After all of this, the revelation of Nate's transgression came out. Nate was guilty of throwing legos also.
The song writer Rusty Goodman penned these words that are very familiar to many today: “Had it not been for a place called Mount Calvary, Had it not been for the old rugged cross, Had it not been for a man called Jesus, Then forever my soul would be lost.”