Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
May 2 Scripture Selection: I Chronicles 25-27
Food for Thought: I Chron. 25:1-7
It seems interesting and notable that before the mention of the gatekeepers (26:1-19), the treasurers and other administrative duties (26:20-32), and the military and other state officials (Ch. 27), the musicians for the service of the house of God are mentioned (this, of course, in conjunction with the previous chapters on the priests and Levites). Though every single duty in David’s kingdom was important, it seems that ministering in music is given a place of utmost priority—and for very good reason.
Music is an invention of God Himself, and it fills the throne room continuously. It has always been there and always will be, as evidenced in Revelation 5:8-10 where we see into the future worship with harps and singing. When directed toward the Lord, music reflects His grandeur and magnifies Him. There are also times when music expresses the love, protection, care, and mercy of God toward His children which is quite edifying. In fact, as today’s Food for Thought reveals, anointed music can also be prophetic and, therefore, very inspiring. In addition, it ministers healing and hope to those in need. No wonder the Psalms exhort us to “Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing (Ps. 100:2),” and “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation (Ps. 95:1).”
We, like David, can purposefully place music as a vital part of our daily activities by which the Lord is highly exalted in ours hearts, minds, and spirits, and we receive from His Spirit direction and edification in an anointing that flows to and from the throne of God. When done in sincerity (regardless of our natural abilities), it is a precious, invaluable experience for both the Lord and the participants. The Bible says that eventually all the earth shall worship Him and sing praises to Him (Ps. 66:4). We are just getting a head-start on the rest of them, doing what is “natural,” and enjoying the benefits of this beautiful gift of music for His glory. Make music a primordial element of your relationship with the Lord today.
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Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
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