Daily Devotionals: (15th Oct.) The Saints Should Never Be Dismayed

//Daily Devotionals: (15th Oct.) The Saints Should Never Be Dismayed

Daily Devotionals: (15th Oct.) The Saints Should Never Be Dismayed

Daily DevotionalsThe song of Moses (Exodus 15:1–19) was both declaration and anticipation: it looked back and forward. Within a few hours of singing this masterpiece of praise, however, the Israelites were murmuring! The question that must be asked then is, how many Israelites sang in the congregation that day with no real feeling or sincerity?

We must ask ourselves the same question. Do we sing with the heart or only with the mouth? Is our singing with an engaged mind, a faithful heart, and earnest desire for the God we praise? Meditate this month on the words of the hymns we so often sing.

The saints should never be dismayed,
Nor sink in hopeless fear;

For when they least expect His aid,

The Savior will appear.
When Jonah sunk beneath the wave,

He thought to rise no more;

But God prepared a fish to save,

And bear him to the shore.
Blest proofs of power and grace divine,

That meet us in His Word!

May every deep felt care of mine

Be trusted with the Lord.
Wait for His seasonable aid,

And though it tarry, wait:

The promise may be long delayed,

But cannot come too late. 

—William Cowper (1779)


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  1. Bill King October 15, 2013 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Hi Aaron:

    As usual, I always enjoy your daily uplifting scriptures and comments. I thought I would reply to this one however as you touch on one of my favourite subjects…”Singing”!! As much as I appreciate the comments of today’s “reminders”, I do feel that by and large our overall singing is poor. …Allow me to offer the follow comments. Most “working people”” spend most of each week under much stress between work and family. It would be really great (at least occasionally) if our hymns on Sunday a.m can be “energetic” as well as uplifting. Hymns like “He Lives ! Jesus Saves ! Burdens are lifted at Calvary ! etc. Please don’t take this the wrong way, but although I love the great old Hymns of the Psalms, can we reserve them maybe for more solemn occasions rather than Sunday asfter Sunday?

    And…a faster pace of singing would be so good for a change.

    Just a “mosquito” on an “elephant” but I would share some thoughts,

    Yours in the Lord,

    Bill King
    (from Amsterdam).

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