Songbook

The Psalms are lyrics to great songs we may never actually hear.

You might say they’re the best songs lyrics ever. They are inspired, after all.

Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God.

What a silly lyric! I was already doing that! It would be like a cookbook saying “Step 1: Purchase cookbook from store.” If you’re reading that, you already have the cookbook!*

The Psalmist tells us to sing these words because we need to be reminded that it’s good.

How many love songs are wonderfully redundant? “I love you, doo be doo, I love you… I love you be do be doo” etc.
How many tunes state the obvious? “Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Plankton, happy birthday to you.” We get it.

Psalmist: sing and praise. praise and sing. sing sing sing. praise praise praise.

Why do you keep saying that, psalmist?

Because you keep forgetting.

Oh.

Thanks.

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*Unless you’re one of those people who go to the bookstore with no intention of buying a book, only to memorize recipes.

About radamdavidson

I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at www.radamdavidson.com, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on facebook.com/radamdavidson. about.me/radamdavidson
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