david santistevan

worship.leadership

Why do we sing to God?

Whenever I run into you at the grocery store, I don’t burst into song. Whenever I come to your house, I don’t cross the threshold singing “You Are Great”. It’s not that I don’t like you; actually, you’re pretty swell. But why is it that when it comes to God, we sing? Why does Scripture even place such a huge emphasis on “singing unto the Lord?”

I love how John Piper says it:

“God is so great that thinking will not suffice, there must be deep feeling; and talking will not suffice, there must be singing.”

The Gospel is not merely meant to be thought about. Or analyzed. Or debated. It should cause you to worship. When we begin to understand the glories of God, we respond with love and adoration. I think that’s why we sing.

We can’t just know the facts about God. We need to worship.

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September 29, 2010 - Posted by | Theology, Worship

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