The following quote is from my pastor Mark Dever’s sermon, preached this past Sunday (9/18), on Psalm 33:
“. . . Verse 3: Sing to Him a new song. Now I don’t know the point there is actually that it’s a brand new song written this year as opposed to last year. I think the point is, that it’s showing the new grace of God beyond creation, it’s the grace that you’ve found. Last week you didn’t know this grace. The year before, you didn’t know this grace. But now, you have seen and perceive His grace in your own life. And that, then, he’s saying, turn that into song. It’s a melody woven around His people’s redemption, a fresh experience of God’s grace. So that’s what we do here every week. And we do it every week, because God is gracious every week. Every week, we have fresh grounds to praise Him, because God is good every week. As one author said, this song, the Christian’s praise, has a newness that will never grow old. Oh friends, I love our singing here as a savoring of our salvation, as a savoring of our Savior. Praise befits the upright, he says here, that’s the forgiven.”
1 Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!
Praise befits the upright.
2 Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
3 Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
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You can listen to the entire message here: http://www.capitolhillbaptist.org/sermon/the-lords-love/