I was teaching a Sunday School class for teenagers recently and mentioned in passing that God sings and when we sing we reflect part of his character. I received a number of confused looks from the teens present. Now my lesson wasn’t specifically on that point and my mention of it was by way of illustration, so I moved on. However, I think I’m going to revisit that briefly with them soon to help them see this important truth better. In addition, my other thought was that other Christians may have never heard this either, so here is a verse which demonstrates God as singing.
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. (Zeph. 3:17)
Did you know that God sings? He does! In this passage, which is the last chapter of Zephaniah, God speaks of His judgment upon the nations and unbelieving Israel. However, He also speaks of “the remnant of Israel”. (vs. 13) These are the faithful few who follow the Lord. It is these people whom the Lord joys over with singing. In addition, He also encourages them to sing as well. (vs. 14)
Although this passage is speaking of the remnant of Israel, it is not too much of a stretch to say that it is likely that God sings when any of His people faithfully follow Him. We also should use our singing voices to show our gladness and joy for God our Savior.