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Our Newness in Christ Awakens a New Song in Our Hearts!

It’s spring! Trees are budding out. Forsythias and daffodils cheer us with their bright yellow blooms. Everything is coming to life with new growth after a long seemingly dead winter. All this newness refreshes our spirits and renews our hope. (Plus spring gets me itching to go hiking so I can learn new lessons!)

I don’t know about you, but spring makes me want to burst out into song. (But don’t get too close—I might hurt your ears!)

Nevertheless, it is fitting to sing a new song to the Lord—plus the Bible tells us to.

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.  (Ps 96:1)

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! (Ps 98:1)

Think about it. As a believer in Christ you have lots of new things to sing about:

  • You’re a new creation in Christ with a new divine nature (2 Cor 5:17)—not a changed you, but a brand new you.
  • New life (Rom 6:4) through a new birth (1 Pet 1:3)
  • New standing before God with a new righteousness from Christ (Rom 4:23-24)
  • New way to approach God with confidence through the blood of Christ

…We have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body.  (Heb 10:19-20)

  • New things to learn about God, transforming you into His image

…New self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. (see Col 3:10)

  • New Master
  • New Father
  • New hope
  • New peace
  • You’re under a new covenant (Heb 8:8-13)
  • New freedoms—freedom from the power of sin, Satan or anything that tries to rule over you aside from God (Heb 2:14, 1 Cor 6:12). Freedom to be as God designed you to be.
  • New mind and way of thinking (Rom 12:2)
  • New mercies every morning (Lam 3:22-23)
  • New joys as you go into God’s presence
  • New experiences with God and His people
  • New excitements as you see God working in you, through you, and around you.
  • New trials to overcome—but with a new attitude (Eph 4:23-24)
  • New strength
  • New direction in life/new calling and purpose empowered with new abilities and spiritual gifts
  • New family with new people to love and new people to love you.
  • New citizenship in heaven (Phil 3:20)
  • New future home on a new heaven and a new earth (Rev 21:1-4)

Wow! I think we’ll have a new song of praise to sing every single morning if we keep our eyes on Him! Our magnificent God deserves our praise. He is worthy of it.

I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you…. (Ps 144:9)

So my friends, even if you don’t have a good voice, make a joyful noise to your Lord and Savior.

It is beautiful music to His ears!

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! (Ps 95:1-2)*

 

Scripture taken from: THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.
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*English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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