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The Joy From Making A Joyful Sound



Psalm 89:10–15 10Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; Thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm. 11The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: As for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. 12The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name. 13Thou hast a mighty arm: Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. 14Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: Mercy and truth shall go before thy face. 15Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: They shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.


Happy (Blessed) are the people that know the joyful sound…

What does that mean?

Listen to what Spurgeon said about Psalm 89:15,

“Praise is a peculiarly joyful sound and blessed are those who are familiar with its strains.”[1]

I have seen it in others and on occasion have experienced it myself, a song in the heart bringing strength to a weary soul.

I have learned that praise can be more than a product of a happy heart, it can also be a producer of joy. Some sing because they are happy, but I tell you some are happy because they sing.

Psalm 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: They shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.

But where does this joy boost come? How could a downtrodden soul find something sustaining from singing a song?

The answer is in the rest of the verse,

Psalm 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: They shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.

The reason for the happiness is the smiling face of the Lord.

Do you not know that your Heavenly Father hears your praise? His face lights up and his smile radiates your path when you praise him. Can there be a better light for a dark path than the smiling countenance of God?

Do you know the joyful sound? Has Jesus put a song in your heart? Sing it dear saint, even when you are in darkness and feel the sunshine of his smile!

[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (n.d.). The treasury of David: Psalms 88-110 (Vol. 4, p. 28). London; Edinburgh; New York: Marshall Brothers.

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