"I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD." Psalm 40:1-3
Did you know the songs recorded in the Bible are in response to God’s mighty acts of deliverance? The Song of Moses, Deborah’s song, David’s song of victory, Mary’s song, were written in response to God’s saving acts. In fact, these songs also declare God’s mighty acts of deliverance. They are evangelistic. People say, “I love the old hymns because they’re theologically deep. Well, I too love their rich theology. But the purpose of most hymn writer’s was not simply to write theology in song, but to declare the salvation of God. Psalm 40 says that the person who has been delivered from the pit of destruction is the person who declares, who sings forth, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Has God saved you from the pit of destruction? Will you tell someone?