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#46

It is hard for me to read Psalm 46. When I was a disc jockey at a Christian radio station in college, I often played a song that had been inspired by this verse. Later at another radio station, I often heard a song in a completely different style focusing on a different part of this psalm. So every time I start to read it, I start singing the songs in my mind when I get to those verses. Talk about whiplash!

But what intrigued me was a word I didn’t know – A song for Alamoth. Who is Alamoth? So I looked it up and it is in reference to virgins/a women’s chorus. This Psalm was originally prepared for an all women’s chorus!

We often forget that these words written long ago were actually songs. You’ll see several Psalms that say, “Set to The Lilies.” Evidently that was a popular tune back in the day. The message is clear – people have been praising God in music for centuries. No reason to stop now!

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Wearing a Tambourine

I was doing a Bible study this week, and in the process of looking up lots of verses and seeing what this amazing Book has to say on various topics, I came across Jeremiah 31:4. I think it is going to fast become one of my favorite verses.

Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, and shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.

I so love this verse. Just think about it, God wants to adorn us with tambourines so we can go out and rejoice! Seems to me, we are supposed to be happy and have a lot to be joyful about. Oh yes, I really love this verse!

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