Psalm 13: 6 – I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
Psalm 30:4 – Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Psalm 47:6 – Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
Psalm 89:1 – I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 149:1 – Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Acts 16:25 – And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
I see two threads woven through the Scripture passages listed above. The first is very obvious as singing is mentioned in each verse. The second is not so obvious, but it is the point of this blog post. These and many other references found in the Bible were written by men who sang. Some of these men were David, Asaph, Paul, Silas and a host of others! These men were not whimps, but men of God who fought, endured hardships, and stood for righteousness!
Men should be the spiritual leaders in every area of the Christian walk, and therefore, we should also be the leaders in singing praise to our God! I love it when we have an all-male choir or just have the men sing a stanza in congregational singing. Their voices ring out with leadership, authority and praise! Men, I want to challenge you to be the leader in singing at home and at church. I also want to ask you to watch this video and join us January 2015 for Men’s Prayer Advance. I have experienced this gathering, and it is a bit of heaven on this side!