vs. 3 We need to get together to make music to God. (vs 1 ) God says “a solemn sound” which, to me, speaks of peaceful and respectful, but not a funeral dirge, because elsewhere we are told to “make a joyful noise…come into His courts with singing and praise” (ps. 100).
If music in church is to be to GOD’s liking (and it should), then it must be solemn, peaceful, and respectful, filled with joyful voices. That removes the harsh rhythms and shiny metal-flake electronics that please PEOPLE.
Let’s be real disciples and allow GOD to tell us what He likes or does not. He says it in His Word and in our hearts if we will not push His truth (and His Spirit) from us when we want something different; or stopping our ears and saying “La-La-La” all the while we pray for His wisdom, guidance, leadership, and protection – Oh, sister!
The Bible gives this psalm the title “a song for the Sabbath day”. For the Christian, we celebrate The Lord’s Day. What is it about?
vs 1 It is a good thing to give thanks and sing praises. We get together to thank and praise GOD, the Most High. It is good and pleasant to do this together, and God likes it.
vs 2 The purpose is to declare God’s goodness to us – His lovingkindness and faithfulness to us! This is an encouragement to our heart…Praise Him often – every morning and night. The early church got together much more than we do today. We should be quick to give testimony of what God has done for us recently. The psalmist is so certain that God is busy in our lives that he knows we’ll have praises to shout out every morning and night in joyful testimony and to give thanks; that’s the psalmist’s own testimony here, written down and preserved forever! ( and he didn’t just go to the ‘Morning Service’)