Devotional - Thank God For Music
The following Devotional is taken from the publication "Our Daily Bread"
Read: 2 Chronicles 5:7-14
When the trumpeters and singers were as one, . . . the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
2 Chronicles 5:13-14
Music plays a big part in the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, God enlists musicians to work
on His behalf. He uses music to call people to worship and to send them to war,
to soothe ragged emotions and to ignite spiritual passion, to celebrate
victories and to mourn losses. Music is an all-occasion, all-inclusive art form.
There are followers and leaders, simple songs and complex songs, easy
instruments and difficult instruments, melodies and harmonies, fast rhythms and
slow rhythms, high notes and low notes.
Music is a wonderful metaphor for the church because everyone participates by doing what he
or she does best. We all sing or play different notes at different times, but we
all perform the same song. The better we know our parts, and the better we
follow the conductor, the more beautiful the music.
One of the best uses for music is praise. When Solomon’s temple was completed, the
musicians praised and thanked God. As they did, “the glory of the Lord filled
the house of God” (2 Chron. 5:14).
We thank God for beautiful music, for it’s like a preview of heaven, where the
glory of God will dwell forever and where praise for Him will never cease. —
Julie Ackerman Link
Bless the Lord and sing His praises,
Bless the Lord now, O my soul;
Join the song all heaven raises,
Let the anthem loudly roll!
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