“The Lord is my Song”
Exodus 15:2 “The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”
Psalm 118:14 “The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.”
Isaiah 12:2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.”
Three times in these 3 verses we see “the Lord” is 3 very important things to us: the Lord is our strength, our song, and our salvation. Question: Can you save yourself? No. Without Jesus, we are lost on our way to hell. Another question: Is our strength sufficient? No. Jesus emphasized, “Without me, ye can do nothing.” At the same time, we learn from Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” So, Christ is our salvation and our strength. What about your music? All 3 of these passages emphasize God as our song. This reveals two things: God is the foundation and the focus of all our music.
Concerning foundation, God is to be the One Who determines what music you should listen to, not your flesh, your opinions, your friends’ opinions, or whatever is popular in the world. And how do you know what God says concerning anything in life? From His Word. Most believers have never allowed the Scriptures to form their views of music, we have allowed our taste in music to form our views. This is wrong. God is your song.
In regards to focus, God is to be the One you sing to and about. Some seem to think that worldly “love” songs are okay. No, dear reader, God should always be the focal point whether in romance, parenting, etc…. God is your song, not yourself, your spouse, your kids, your pets, etc…. You can praise the Lord in song about your spouse or your kids or whatever, but God is the focus always. Always.
So, is God the foundation and focus of all of your music? Whether you agree or not and whether you like it or not, your saved soul right now (Eph. 2:6) is sitting “in heavenly places” with Christ Jesus Whom you are joined to. Therefore, your soul’s foundation for music and focus of music “in heavenly places” is nothing else but God. God is your Song!