The church on earth celebrates with the Church Triumphant this weekend in a celebration of All Saints. The Song of the saints here in the kingdom of God’s Grace with Join with the song of the saints in the Kingdom of Glory.  As I reflect on this weekends celebration, a question comes to mind:  What song do you sing?

The Song of the Saints is not the song that the world so often sings, “Salvation belongs to those who look good”  Scripture reminds us that while man looks at the outward edge of a man, the Lord searches the heart.  Salvation does not belong to those who look good in the worlds eyes.

 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

Many would say, Amen to the statement above.  Their song says “Salvation belongs to those who act good.”  They recognize that outward beauty has nothing to do with it, you must act good.  Letting the world see the “good” side of you.  But salvation does not belong to those who act good.

 “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
Matthew 6:1-2 (NIV)

Still more with join in strong support that this second song is also not the song of the saints.  Their song, perhaps the most dangerous song of all, sings that “Salvation belongs to those who are good.” They strive, perhaps with great sincerity, to do good, and earn the favor of God. Scripture also reminds us that there is no one who is good, there is no one with out sin.

 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 3:23 (NIV)

Here too they have missed the song of the saints, their song is filled with striving, serving, and false hope. Paul has more to say to us in this section of Romans.

 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference,
 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:22-24 (NIV)

In St. John’s Revelation we hear about he song the saints sing around the throne.

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Scripture makes clear what song the saints sing, “Salvation belongs to Our God, who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb” (Rev. 2:10)

My prayer is that we all stop singing the songs of this world and sing the true song of the saints.  I want to close by asking you to take a few minutes in Worship to the God who freely gives his Salvation to you and me. He does this not because we look good, or act good, or even are good (because we are not).  Salvation is ours because God IS GOOD. He has given his one and only Son for us that salvation might be ours!

The following video by Chris Tomlin does a masterful job as it displays the song of the saints throughout this world, and they prepare to join the song of the Saints in Triumph.

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