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Emanna for 10/12/2020

The Believers Having Song-Like Feelings

Bible Verses

Psalm 104:33 I will sing to Jehovah while I live; I will sing psalms to my God while I yet have being. Eph 5:19 Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalming with your heart to the Lord,

Words of Ministry

There are prophecies, histories, teachings, and commandments in the Bible. There are also songs in the Bible. Songs are the expression of man's finest feelings. The sentiments of man's prayer before God cannot match the sentiments of his songs before God; the former are never as fine and tender as the latter. God wants us to have fine and tender feelings. Our Lord's feelings are fine and tender. We have fine feelings as well as harsh feelings. Wrath and anger are clearly harsh feelings. Some people are not full of wrath, but their feelings are not fine either. God wants us to be patient, compassionate, merciful, and sympathetic because all these are fine feelings. God wants us to sing in the midst of our trials and to praise and bless His name in the midst of our pain because all these are expressions of fine feelings. When a person loves another person, his feeling is tender. When he forgives or shows mercy to others, his feeling is also tender. God wants to lead his children toward a walk of finer, tenderer, and more song-like feelings. The more a person learns of God, the finer, tenderer, and more song-like his feelings become. The deepest feelings that flow from a man's heart are the feelings expressed in songs.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 227-228. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 12/13/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.