Daily Reading – 1 Chron. 6-7 / John 17
1 Chronicles 6:31 And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Oh how I love music. I like a lot of different types of music. When I was younger I had the opportunity to go to Stratford Canada to the annual Shakespeare Festival. I heard some wonderful Opra singing there. I’ve gone to hear a few very popular Country singers at the local County Fairs. I went to my granddaughter’s sixth grade school music presentation and, I might be a little bias, but I think she sounded best in that chorus of about 100 children. (I was only sitting about a football field away, so you know I could pick her out.) However, the music that stirs my soul most since I accepted Christ as Saviour, are Christian songs and hymns.
All through scripture we find places where God has ordained music to be a part of our lives. Even in today’s reading of 1 Chronicles 6 we see how David put certain people over the ministry of music in the House of the Lord. Some of the names mentioned in this chapter are men who also wrote portions of the book called Psalms, which is a book of songs. Men such as Asaph wrote Psalm 73-83. Heman penned Psalm 88, and Ethan authored Psalm 89. Music is a huge part of our Christian life. Eph. 5:19 and Col. 3:16 both speak of believers singing to ourselves and one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with grace, and making melody in our heart. The right types of Godly music is an ordained arrangement sent from heaven above.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
I normally sign things with my life verse. Hebrews 2:12 “Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.” This is a repeat of Psalm 22:22. Christian friend, lift up your voice and sing.
Does Godly music move you?
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