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Psalm 137: 6 (KJV)
6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Equivalent to, “If I forget thee.” If I ever fail to remember thee; if I shall ever act as if I had forgotten thee. Singing in a strange land, among those who had perpetrated such wrongs in thee – appearing to be happy, cheerful, joyous, happy, merry there – would be understood to imply that I had ceased to remember thee, and cared nothing for thee.
Here, the Psalmist is saying “Let me lose my voice, and all its powers of melody; my tongue, and all its faculty of speech; my ear, and its discernment of sounds; if I do not prefer my country, my people, and the ordinances of my God, beyond all these, and whatever may constitute the chiefest joy I can possess in aught else beside.”
This is truly patriotic, truly noble and dignified. Such sentiments can only be found in the hearts and mouths of those slaves whom the grace of God has made free. The sacred city must ever be first in their thoughts, the queen of their souls; they had sooner be dumb than dishonor her sacred hymns, and give occasion to the oppressor to ridicule her worship. If such the attachment of a banished Jew to his native land, how much more should we love the church of God of which we are children and citizens. How jealous should we be of her honor, how zealous for her prosperity. Never let us find jests in the words of Scripture, or make amusement out of holy things, lest we be guilty of forgetting the Lord and his cause. It is to be feared that many tongues have lost all power to charm the relations of the saints because they have forgotten the gospel, and God has forgotten them
God says, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so…” He tells us to “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD…” How shall we sing? Loud and clear! Don’t let anything or anyone take your song!
Perhaps you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. It is God who puts a song in our hearts, it is God who gives us a reason to sing! I am talking about the song of redemption. When you place your faith and trust in the finished work of Christ on Calvary, He will put a new song in our mouths.
Have a great and God filled day!