Fear of God Devotional: Singing as Worship

Why is it important to sing and participate during times of worship?

Craig Houston explains in this video that he is passionate about singing because God is passionate about singing as worship. Singing in worship enlivens the heart of God’s people as they sing together unto the Lord. Throughout Scripture, we see numerous instances of individuals singing and worshipping God. There is nothing more magnificent than God’s people singing together.

Regrettably, many people do not sing today. They’re there to receive something but they do not participate in a worshipful way. This is not what we see in Scripture. In both the New and Old Testament, Scripture makes it clear that we are to lift up our voices as one to the Lord, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.

Colossians 3:16 (NKJV) – “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.”