They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.
The Word of God here cites a couple of remarkable facts about the behaviour of the redeemed 144 000. First, they sang a new song.
The significance of their experience called for a song, a new one for that matter. Their hearts couldn’t help but wax lyrical. They were moved to express their worship in a fresh way. So should we, beloved!
More than 70 times the Bible alludes to a new song. True, it is wonderful for us to sing good old songs of praise unto our God. Yet it is better to frequently “sing to the LORD a new song, for He has done marvelous things…” (Psalm 98:1). Every milestone in your journey of faith demands a new song. Every testimony and breakthrough in your life is an opportunity to bless the Lord afresh.
Second, nobody else could learn the new song of the redeemed. I’m sure the lyrics and music of their song could be mastered technically. But what couldn’t be imitated was the uniqueness of their experience. Their particular context, walk and victory were unique. So their heartfelt response had to be distinct.
Beloved, each one of us has a unique experience of God that cannot be duplicated. The particular dynamics of your personal situation, struggles and triumphs evoke certain spiritual, verbal, musical and emotional notes only you can authentically express. You have a new song only you can sing!
That is one of the most precious abilities the Holy Spirit generates in every believer (Ephesians 5:18-19). If you can’t sing your song, you can at least speak it (see 2 Sam 22:1)! Will you express your personal and unique gratitude to God in fresh lyrics today? Go on, sing unto the Lord a new song of praise.