Our Holy, Stubborn Song
There’s something stubborn about singing praise to God.
We live in a fallen world. Things are not as they ought to be. How can our mouths be filled with praise in the midst of so much darkness?
Yet we sing.
We sing because we once followed the prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2), but now the King has died for us and delivered us from the present evil age (Galatians 1:4).
We sing because “we know that we are from God,” even though “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19).
We sing because our King chose us out of the world (John 15:19), and his grace is “training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age” (Titus 2:12).
Paul and Silas were beaten for their faith and thrown in jail.…