After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise Him for the splendor of His holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: "Give thanks to the LORD, for His love endures forever." As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. (2 Chronicles 20:21-22)
The singing of praises amid difficulties in life has tremendous spiritual power to help us win our spiritual battle.
Paul and Silas set the biblical pattern in the prison in Philippi. Their prison cell singing was heard all the way to the throne room of God. Since heaven is God’s throne and the earth is His footstool, this created an earthquake!
Many great preachers survived their prison terms by frequently memorizing and singing hymns to God to buoy their spirits.
We should worship God with spiritual songs, hymns and psalms, and learn to memorize them. They will come in handy when we need them.
Let us always sing praises to the Lord God.
Lord, help us to rejoice and sing praises to You, especially when we feel the challenges of spiritual warfare.