1 Chronicles 25:1Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:
Everyone who knows me knows that I am a creature of habit. I eat pretty much the same things every time I go to certain restaurants. At one restaurant in our town, I have had the same thing for breakfast so often, that not only do the waitresses ask me if I want my usual, but other people will go in and say, “I’ll have Pastor Frank’s usual.” If we all are honest, we all are somewhat habitual people. We often try to park in the same area of the parking lot at the grocery store. As you get older, that becomes necessary so that you can remember where your car is when you come out. When walking into church, you most often sit in the same seats. The order of service follows a familiar pattern week after week. We do things fairly routinely in our lives. However, what would you think if next Sunday the Music leader began by reading the song lyrics and the Pastor sang the message instead of preaching? Same words, just done with music instead.
In 1 Chronicles 25:1 it says the people; “should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals:” We are so used to thinking of prophecy as being the spoken word, it’s hard to imagine God speaking to us in any other way. The fact is that many of the songs in the bible were composed by prophets and were prophetic in nature. Prophesying means to speak or sing by inspiration. God’s message is God’s message whether spoken or sung.
We read the book of the Psalms, when in reality, they are songs that we just don’t know the tune to. The Bible speaks of music and singing so often, we out to listen for God’s voice in our hearts, sometimes done with music instead of just words.
In what song has God spoken to you?
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