Sing praises


Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:17

God wants us to walk as wise men and women, and not as fools (see Ephesians 5:15). Now, He will not tell us to walk in wisdom without showing us how. That is why His Word goes on to say, “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

So what is the will of God? The next two verses tell us how to identify it: “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord ” (Ephesians 5:18–19).

As you allow yourself to be filled with the Spirit by lifting songs of praise to the Lord, singing or speaking (God knows some of us can’t sing!) psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, and making melody in your heart to the Lord, God promises that you will know what His will is for your situation. You will then have the wisdom to decide wisely what to do next.

I have found this to be true in my own life. Whenever I face a difficult situation, the more I think about it, the more confused I get. The more I try my best to come up with a smart solution, the further the answer seems to get from me. But when I turn away from my problem and turn to God, singing in the Spirit and praising Him, I get a clearer perspective of the problem when I come back to it later. I also find an inner prompting to make certain decisions which in the end, turn out to be better than anything I could have come up with on my own.

So my friend, lift up songs of praise to the Lord, whether times are good or bad. For when you fill your mouth with praises to God, He will lead you and guide you in all the affairs of your life. Even if you are stuck with a problem, He will show you the way to go or make a way out for you. Either way, you will get the wisdom and help that you need!

Joseph Prince


7 Comments Add yours

  1. ALWAYS TELLING ABOUT GOD MAY NOT BE IMPRESSIVE. so just do your duty and leave the rest to god. One should not worry about the results, but duty must be done. This is what KRISHNA (the god born in human form tells Arjuna in the battle field.)This is from our Hindu Epic – The MAHABARATHA.(which has been translated into many Indian Languages) pl. dont mistake me for advising.

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    1. Okay… I understand your views.
      But I think We shouldn’t praise God to impress anyone but our God.


  2. ok.iam not telling about impressing anybody by praising God. We praise and pray to him for having given us the human form and not like animals
    Also the praise of God must be for having given us the sky,mother earth,wind water and so on without which we woud’nt be existing.

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    1. Okay… Thanks for reading
      My regards to the family👪


  3. Reciprocating the same.

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