Text: “And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.”
Good morning, ‘New Song’ Christian! The Lord God, through Jesus Christ and His Atonement Sacrifice on the Cross, has redeemed your soul and mine; lifted us out of the ‘miry clay’ of our vile sins; regenerated us by His Spirit; and put an entirely new song in our mouths. God has granted us, by His free and Sovereign grace, a new song to sing in testimony of His saving grace to us. How dare we refuse to sing it loud and clear? Hallelujah! What a Saviour! Salvation in Christ alone! Glory to the Lamb!
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou was slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy Blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation: and has made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:9-10)
By God’s free grace to Hell-deserving sinners, God the Holy Spirit has convicted you and I of our sins; convinced us of Christ’s righteousness; and clearly showed us that there will be a terrible day of judgment for sin sometime still in the future. (John 16:8)
We have heard the ‘good news’, the Gospel of forgiveness of sins and Eternal Salvation found in the Lord Jesus Christ alone and, with the hearing, received faith from God to believe; repent from our sins; and received Christ as our own and personal Saviour. Hallelujah! Praise God it is so. Thanks be to the Lord God!
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
As a direct consequence, you and I are ‘born again’, Spiritually regenerated; ‘born from Above’; made a member of God’s Family, the universal Church; and our hearts are both thrilled and ecstatically happy! We are fully assured of our place in Heaven, because, by God’s Sovereign grace, we have believed God’s Word concerning such deep Spiritual matters. We have done Eternally well, praise God! (Num. 23:19)
However, that should not be the end of the matter, my friend. For, if we have found this great and wonderful Salvation treasure, in Christ Jesus, we are not to keep this fact to ourselves. No! We are commanded of the Lord God to, “...Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.” (Mark 5:19)
Why are we to go and tell others what God has done for us? Simple! Because “...faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17)
There are no ‘secret Christians’ in God’s House! Freely we have received, just as freely we must share the Gospel news with other lost sinners. We cannot ‘...hide our light under a bushel...’ We must sing the New Song of Christ’s Salvation so that other sinners can hear the good news. Sing, true Christian, sing!
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid, neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)
Those who would seek to be ‘secret Christians’, reveal the utter selfishness still pervading their hearts. They want to be possessors of Salvation from sin, yet are unwilling to share the great Treasure that is Christ’s Salvation with other sinners!
The Devil pays little attention to such ‘dumb-dog’ Christians. By their silence concerning the ‘new song’ of Christ’s Salvation, they are doing no harm to the Devil or his vile kingdom – as he and his legions of fallen angels seek to keep millions of souls in trapped in the darkness of unbelief. Therefore, he leaves them to their cowardice and only focuses on causing trouble for the true witnesses of Christ Jesus.
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”(2 Timothy 3:12)
New song Christians are Spiritually regenerate believers in Christ; trusting in Him for Salvation; and seeking to serve the One Who has redeemed us by His own precious and sinless Blood. We do this by singing the new song loud and clear for all other unsaved souls to hear the glad tidings of freedom in Christ the Lamb.
The Devil is dealt a deadly blow by the open witness and testimony of the truly saved saint. Our honest testimony of how the Lord Jesus saved us from our sins, is our most powerful weapon in the endless Spiritual Battle with evil.
“And they overcame him (Satan) by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Revelation 12:11)
Verse 3. “And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God. At the Passover, before His passion, our Lord sang one of the grand old Psalms of praise; but what is the music of His heart now, in the midst of His redeemed! What a song is that in which His glad heart forever leads the chorus of the elect! Not Miriam’s tabor, nor Moses’ triumphant hymn o’er Miriam’s chivalry can for a moment rival that ever new and exulting song. Justice magnified and grace victorious; Hell subdued and Heaven glorified; death destroyed and immortality established; sin overthrown and righteousness resplendent; what a theme for a hymn in that day when our Lord drinketh the red wine new with us all in our Heavenly Father’s Kingdom!” (C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 193)
Thought: If God has put the Salvation song in our mouths – let us sing it out loud enough for other souls to hear, and come in faith to the foot of Christ’s Cross.