Fee on Spirit-Inspired Singing

Today's Worship Quote is about the Holy Spirit's involvement in the worship life of the Church. Gordon Fee, a professor at Regent College in Vancouver, B. C., explains the passages from Paul's letters about "psalms and hymns and Spiritual songs" (Colossians 3 and Ephesians 5).

SPIRIT-INSPIRED SINGING
Where the Spirit of God is, there is also singing. The early church was characterized by its singing; so also in every generation where there is renewal by the Spirit a new hymnody breaks forth. If most such songs do not have staying power, some of them do, and these become the treasure-trove of our ongoing teaching and admonishing of one another, as well as of our constantly turning to God the Father and God the Son and offering praise by inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

- Gordon D. Fee, Paul, The Spirit, and the People of God, Hendrickson Publishers, 1996.


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