I’m sharing today in the First 5 app as we continue our study of 1 and 2 Chronicles. Here’s a preview . . .
1 Chronicles 25:1a (ESV) “David and the chiefs of the service also set apart for the service the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who prophesied with lyres, with harps, and with cymbals.”
Every December, we pick a night when my kids pile in the car and we drive around to see Christmas lights. Our favorite house has an elaborate light display synchronized with Christmas music. However, last year, when we set our car radio to the station they use for the music, we heard nothing but static. We stared at the blinking lights for a while, but it felt meaningless without the music.
God created melody paired with words to touch our souls in a unique way. We may use music for celebration, comfort or Christmas light displays, but the greatest use of music is to lift our voices in praise to the One who created it.
In 1 Chronicles 25, we learn about the sons of Asaph, Heman and Juduthun, who were set apart by King David to serve with music in the temple. These names are recorded in God’s Word, which tells us that God cares deeply about our worship through music. We see throughout the Bible that our worship matters to God — and so it should matter to us. Music is one of the beautiful gifts God has given us for the purpose of worshipping Him.
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