The Stones Will Cry Out

Luke 19:40

40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”

Psalms

What are they?

Tehillim meaning “Praises” is the Hebrew name for the Book of Psalms. The title of the book is derived from the Greek word, Psalmoi, meaning “instrumental music” and “the words accompanying the music.”

What is the purpose?

The purpose of many is to praise and worship God with music.

Who wrote them?

Most of the psalms were written by David, but there are other authors.

What Do They Say?

Luke 19:40

40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”

Psalm 146:1

Praise the LORD!

Praise the LORD, O my soul!

Isaiah 6:2-3

2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”

Revelation 4:8

8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”

Generosity Encouraged

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written:

“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever.”

10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!