1 Chronicles 6:31-32 And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest. And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to their order.
Music plays an important role in the Bible. David, who was himself a musician and composer of many of the Psalms, also played a part in bringing music into the formal worship of God. In today’s passage he has assembled a choir to sing.
Music continues throughout the Bible to play a big part in worship. The disciples after the Lord’s Supper closed with a Hymn (Mark 14:26). Paul and Silas were found praying and singing praises to our God while in Jail (Acts 16:25). In addition, when the roll is called up yonder, we will hear glorious singing on the shores of heaven (Rev. 15:2-4).
Music continues today to help us in sharing our deepest emotions to our heavenly Father. We are told today by God’s Word, as was the church in Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Music is a wonderful way for all of us to express our beliefs, and the joy of our salvation. It is a tool given by God, with which we can memorize the Word of God and teach it to our children as well as adults. So, find your voice and sing the praises of your King. You do not need to be a professional musician for God to enjoy the song in your heart and on your lips. Make a little music.
We need to remember music is only one way to worship God. However, we also need to remember that music IS ONE WAY to worship. Whatever and however we share in music, it should be in worshipful reverence to our God who gave us this wonderful gift.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 6 / Psalm 120 / Proverbs 4 / Philemon
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 9-10 / John 11:1-37
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