The scripture for today, May 19 (5/19), is Ephesians 5:19 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.”
What is so interesting about this scripture is how we are to make music to the Lord. In the original Greek the New Testament of the Bible was written in, the term “make music” means to play on strings. But put with the rest of the verse, we see that it means to play on the strings of our heart.
How beautiful! In God’s ears, the strings of our heart are far superior to any musical instrument we can contrive. So, why would we want to use them as a substitute? Shall we not please the One we are worshiping? Let us be attuned, not to what we love, but to what God loves.
And so, let us sing! And in the process, let our singing by accompanied by the beautiful strings of our worshiping heart.