Oh sing him a song that is new, play loudly with all your skill. Psalm 33:1


A new song? Solomon taught that there is nothing new under the sun, so I guess we have to take what is old and say it in new ways, with our own voice. St. Paul knew the words he shared were from God and carried God’s living power. (1 Thess 2:13) Oh, Lord, grant us the same confidence and let us be as empty a vessel as can be. Pour your old, true words and power into the shape of this vessel. Let them take the unique form that is ours by your grace and send them out as a living power. Amen

Play loudly with all your skill?  I must play my instrument with great enthusiasm and soulfulness. My song of praise is sung with my pen. Others might sing, draw, parent, practice their profession, but whatever form it takes, we are to belt it out! 

David praised God with his voice and his harp. These were his instruments, what are yours? Mine are words. To me God says, ‘Write without care, abandon yourself to expressing your praise. Use everything you have and are to tell of my Goodness.” Yes! Come Holy Spirit, fashion a new song within us and let us sing it loudly. Amen.

3 thoughts on “Oh sing him a song that is new, play loudly with all your skill. Psalm 33:1

  1. I enjoyed your devotional message, Debby. It reminded me of all the music lessons I took as a child…marimba, drums, clarinet, piano. Now I no longer play a musical instrument. I write poetry. I make music with words.

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