At Grace Lutheran (WELS) in Minot North Dakota our Men's Bible study is still meeting because we are a small group usually numbering less then six men attending in person and the rest of the group attend by Skype.
I've noticed over the years that throughout various books within the Bible that there are references to "sing the psalms".
I had never thought about it much but I do often break into song when I'm full of joy and even when I'm down. Heck! when I get scared I still sing "Jesus Loves Me".
While working our way through Ecclesiastes we again ran into a reference to "sing the psalms". It got me wondering... is this reference literal or is my spontaneously breaking out in song fulfill the idea of singing a psalm?
Pastor Nate set me straight. It's literal. So now I'm trying to memorize at least the first Psalm... whether or not I'll find a tune to sing it to will remain a mystery.
1:1) Happy are those who reject the advice of corrupt men. Happy are those who do not follow the example set by the dishonest and those who do not even know the difference between good and evil.