“Ye that 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 praises unto his name; for it is pleasant,” Psalm 135:2, 3.
Let’s do a little quiz today. It is simple, just fill in the blanks. Here we go.
God is good . . . ______ __________ ____________ .
Did you answer “all the time”? Yeah, I figured that would be an easy one. All the time God is good! I can remember as a kid my pastor would always come to the pulpit and say “God is good” and we would reply “all the time.” I thought we were the only church that did this, but apparently we were not.
In today’s passage we are reminded once again that our God is a good God. He not only has good qualities, He is goodness! Do you think a God like that deserves a little praise? Sure He does! That is why we are instructed in this psalm to “sing praises unto his name” (verse 3).
Do you take time to just sing to God? I don’t mean getting up at church and singing a solo. Do you ever have moments where it is only you and the Lord and a song? The Lord deserves our praise and He takes joy in our songs.
Singing to the Lord should be pleasant work to a saint because it is pleasing to God. When we have a melody in our hearts that overflows to our mouth, God finds pleasure in it. We are a people that the Lord has chosen. He has chosen us to bring glory and praise to Himself.
Does the goodness of God lead you to pleasant praise?