Make a joyful Noise to the Lord!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, June 10, 2019


Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Psalm 98:4

Some people have the gift of singing. Their voice is like a fine-tuned instrument with which they serenade the Almighty. With their song, they can usher the worshipful congregation into the presence of God.

Those who do not have the gift of singing can yet use their voices to worship God. They should make a joyful noise to the Lord whenever the Holy Spirit prompts them to do so. God is not expecting every believer to sing like Whitney Houston or Aretha Franklin. After all, he knows the gifts he has giving us. However, he does expect every believer to make a joyful noise.

What does it mean to make a joyful noise to the Lord? The online Oxford dictionary defines noise as a loud, unpleasant sound or one that causes a disturbance. I find it interesting the Psalmist would exhort the assembly to make a joyful noise. It would seem the devil and demonic spirits do not like it when we shout to the Lord. Our joyful noise is an unpleasant sound that causes a disturbance in the realm of demonic spirits.

Miraculous things happen when we make a joyful noise to the Lord. The walls of Jericho were brought down with the joyful noise of the Israelites (Joshua 6:20). David used his singing to help King Saul control his demonic spirits (1 Samuel 16:23).

A joyful noise is not merely a cacophony of sound that can pierce the eardrum. Some people listen to loud music filled with offensive lyrics that can enrage them or make them sad. The Psalmist is inviting believers to make a bold declaration of God’s glorious name and nature with our voices. The sound that we make for God should be joyful in intrinsically joyful. Why? Because God continues to bless his creation with his providential love. His grace and mercy are unfailing, and his goodness is from generation to generation.

I love to meditate and commune with God contemplatively. However, there are times when I feel compelled to let myself go and make a joyful noise to the Lord. When we feel the spirit of depression tries to take control of the soul, we have to make a joyful noise to the Lord. There is something about making a joyful noise to the Lord during the homegoing service of a loved one.

We do not have to be happy to make a joyful noise to the Lord. It is okay to cry as you make a joyful noise to the Lord. A joyful noise helps us get through the vicissitudes of life. We get the Lord’s attention when we make a joyful noise to him.

I certainly do not have the gift of singing. However, I will never stop making a joyful noise to the Lord. When I think of the goodness of Jesus and all he has done for me, I make a joyful noise to him regardless of what others may think. I cannot control the way other people feel about my singing. My goal is never to entertain, but it is to worship.

Even if you do not sing in the choir or lead worship in your local church, you are to make a joyful noise to the Lord. Your joyful noise will keep demonic spirits away from your marriage and your home. Your physical and mental health will get better, your finances can be stronger, your attitude can be more pleasing when you make a joyful noise to the Lord.

Prayer- We bless your name, oh Lord, our God, for you alone are worthy. May your people do not hesitate to make a joyful noise unto thee when the issues of life challenge them!

About The Author

Rev. Dieuner Joseph is a dynamic leader, disciple Maker, Writer, Talk Show host, and Spiritual counselor. Reverend Joseph is the founder of the Imani Temple Baptist Church and the Disciple Maker Ministry. He is a skilled Bible teacher who carefully and responsibly exegete the Scriptures to make them relevant to today’s readers. Through his Blog and weekly Christian magazine- The Wednesday Word- he seeks to provide Bible based instructions for dealing with the socio-political issues of today.

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