Going to choir practice on Wednesday nights after having taught Bible study is such a blessing! I’m not “in charge”, which is very nice. But one of the things that I enjoy so much is that the songs we sing are rich with truths from God’s Word. And after having studied and taught specific concepts, it’s great to be able to sing about them!
We just studied Ezekiel 6 – a chapter about all the idolatrous worship that took was rampant in Israel: “on every high hill and under every green tree.” God declared that He would judge the “high places.” In our homework, we looked at Colossians 3:1-5 which describes setting our minds on things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. That’s the high place that we are to spend our time and affection and worship on.
So…. back to choir… when we sang “You are God on the highest mountain, You are God in the deepest sea, You are awesome in power and glory, Great is Your love for me” I had a special appreciation for worshipping God on high. But that wasn’t the only song we sang. The next song captured all the Jesus did for us at the cross. We sang “At the cross I bow my knee, where Your blood was shed for me. There’s no greater love than this. You have overcome the grave. Your glory fills the highest place. What can separate me now?” This song captured the praise and thanksgiving that I want to offer to Jesus for rescuing me from the wrath of God the Judge. (That’s what my lesson in the video was about last week!)
One more song that we sang described the way that we were rescued:
Behold the man upon the cross, My sin upon His shoulders; Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice, Call out among the scoffers. It was my sin that held Him there, Until it was accomplished. His dying breath has brought me life; I know that it is finished.
For those who trust in Christ as their Savior, the wrath of God is finished. Hallelujah.