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He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:3 NIV
When’s the last time you wrote a new song? Maybe you have never written a song. Perhaps you are not musical at all. Could this verse be for you?
In fact, this idea of a new song occurs quite often in the Psalms (Psa. 33:3; 40:3; 96:1; 98:1; 144:9; 149:1) and also in Isaiah 42:10 and Revelation 5:9. We are commanded to sing a new song to God. But why?
Our song represents our sacrifice, our act of worship before the living God. Throughout the Bible, God’s people were instructed to bring the best of their animals and crops as their offering in worship. They were to bring the fresh sacrifice. God desires the fresh and new act of surrender (sacrifice) from us. This is the “living sacrifice” that pleases him (Romans 12:1).
So, we are called to bring our “new song” to God as our act of worship. This could be an actual new melody sung from your heart to God. It could also be a new sacrifice of your time, money, energy, or creativity to God in worship.
God loves your fresh worship. He is not pleased with stale, lifeless forms. So, give him a new song. Take a moment to consider what you could give him today. What fresh sacrifice will you offer him?