"Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created."
Psalm 148:5Are you singing for the ears of man, or for the glory of God?
I recently heard or read how some people sing because of the words, and other people sing because of the music. They could be singing heathen songs just as well as Christian songs. We're not singing because of the delightsomeness of the music, or our masterful ways with our instruments or voices. We're singing because of Jesus!
The concerts I like going to best are the ones where I can feel God's Spirit there or am encouraged in the Lord. A concert like this is like a nugget of gold in a pan of rocks. Rocks may seem special by themselves, but compared with gold, they are just another rock to be discarded when we leave our earthly pleasures behind. Our relationship with Jesus is all that we will still have. Get your heavenly house built. The houses you build on earth are not as important as they appear. Eternity is a long time compared with the blink of life you spend here. Will you have something to show for your life after you are dead?
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.”
“Mother, I am afraid; no God I know;
Please tell me an eternal way to go.
You taught me how to live, each day by day,
But I am dying, and you don't know what to say.
In our land we honor mothers high,
The very word mother exalted to the sky.
But only the mother with God in her heart
Can teach her child how this life to part.”
--Maria, a Christian in the Soviet Union