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Sain't Songs

July 29

"... but the righteous doth sing and rejoice."   Proverbs 29:6

 

"Trials, like a sonar, probe for the depth of our song"   

 

The great difference between we who know CHRIST, and those who don't, is the source of our song.  Just listen to the world's lyrics and you'll hear a melody full of malady.  Contained in fallen composure, is the tone of sin's woes, a revealing of all that life is as lived in the vacuum of GOD'S absence ... yes indeed, a real dirge of despair.  It is not our surroundings or circumstance which dictate our song; but our fons et origo ... our fountainhead .  All who have the lake of fire as their headwaters prove it in a chorus that is easily extinguished in adversity.  "But none saith, Where is GOD my MAKER, WHO giveth songs in the night ..."  'Blues' are the best the lost can do; but what a balm are the old songs of Zion!  One might make a fair living selling records with no heart; but money will never buy a heart which rejoices to see JESUS CHRIST.

"And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto GOD: and the prisoners heard them."  What does it take to squelch your song?  The answer to that reaches to the exact fathom of your relationship with your SAVIOR.  Trials, like a sonar, probe for the depth of our song, to release the charges of destruction in the effort to silence it.  The "righteous" however, hold the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD resident to rejoice, to which the trials of life hold no power.  "Yet the LORD will command HIS lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night HIS song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the GOD of my life."  Any vulture can sing in the sun.  The real test of your song comes in the storm GOD allows to stir up your nest.  There, in the vortex, the true tone of your tune will manifest itself; and there, if you are willing, GOD in HIS grace, turns vultures into glorious songbirds. 

"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.  We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.  For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.  How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?" 


For Love of Country
United States Supreme Court  (1973)
(Anderson v. Salt Lake City Corp)
"But this creed does not include any element of coercion concerning these beliefs unless one considers it coercive to look upon the Ten Commandments.  Although they are in plain view, no one is required to read or recite them."

(ruling on the public display of the Bible)

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