word "will" means to express determination, compulsion
(driving force), obligation or necessity in the first person, firm
resolve. It is relatively easy to sing when things are going as you want
them to as evidenced by some of the few verses in the New Testament
regarding singing. "I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in
the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee." Hebrews
2:12. "Is any merry? let him sing psalms." James 5:13. "I
will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding
also." I Corinthians 14:15. The real test of Christianity, though,
is when you are going through a real trial. Can you sing then?
interview Jesus at the last supper. (Matthew 26
Are all the disciples loyal?
No, one of them is going to betray me and sell me like a slave.
What about the other eleven?
In the very near future Peter is going to deny me three times. All the
others will forsake me and flee.
What is your future?
This bread is my body which is broken for you. This cup is my blood
which is shed for you.
How do you feel?
My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death. I will pray shortly that if
it is possible this hour might pass from me.
What are you going to do?
I WILL SING. Matthew 26:30, "And when they had sung an
hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives."
interview Paul and Silas in the Philippian jail. (Acts 16)
How did you get in here?
We cast the spirit of divination out of a slave girl.
I don't get it, why would that cause you to be put in prison?
When her masters saw the hope of their gain was lost they brought us to
Then what happened?
They falsely accused us of troubling the city and teaching unlawful
How did you get these awful wounds on your back?
The magistrates tore off our clothes and commanded us to be beaten with
Why didn't you claim your Roman citizenship?
Somehow I just didn't feel led to, but if this ever happens again I sure
What is that about your feet?
These are called stocks.
You are way down here in the inner prison and no one will ever find you
down here. What are you going to do?
I WILL SING. Acts 16:25, "And at midnight Paul and
Silas prayed and sang praises unto God.
interview David. Psalm 101. (I Samuel 18:7-28; 19:10-16; 23:14; 26:2)
When did your trouble with Saul start?
When the women said, "Saul hath slain his thousands and David his
ten thousands." Saul said, "What can he have more but
What has Saul done to you?
He tried to kill me by requiring the foreskins of 100 Philistines in
order to marry his daughter, Michal. Also he tried to kill me with a
javelin three times. Later he sent messengers to my house to kill me. He
has been seeking my life every day and now has 3000 chosen men to seek
me in the wilderness of Ziph.
Are you going to retaliate?
No, the scripture says, "Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets
David, what are you going to do?
I WILL SING!
will you do with setbacks in life?
trust that you will be able to say with a firm resolve like Jesus, Paul
and David "I WILL SING!"
addition in Psalms 101 David resolved to: