Worship is a dose of reality.
The singing of Psalms, with hearts that are listening, is as real as real gets. Composed by the Spirit, the Psalms are truths taught to the worshiper. These words, set to melodies or silently read, are the Light that shines on reality. Worship is meant for the good of the saint.
“As for the days of our life they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years, (still true for most of mankind to this day) Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away. (Psalm 90:10) Those extra years come at a cost, labor and sorrow, and time really does fly.
“Who understands the power of Your anger and Your fury, according to the fear that is due You? Someday this world will know the power that is in the wrath of God? So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90;11-12)
Teach us! Then this will be our hearts song. “Let Your work appear to your servants and Your majesty upon their children. (Psalm 90:16) And we will ask to see the work that He has prepared for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10; 2 Timothy 2:21) And pray for our children to be sovereignly touched.
“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, the work of our hands.” (Psalm 90:17) How would you like God to be confirming your works as you wisely number your days? Worship! That is what the Psalms are for.
Teach us O’ Lord.