Music to his Ears
2 Chronicles 5:12-14 (NIV)
12 All the Levites who were musicians—Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun and their sons and relatives—stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets. 13 The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang:
“He is good;
his love endures forever.”
Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, 14 and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.
There are many scriptures in the Bible regarding making music in praise to God. Psalm 150 is also about praising God with the sound of the trumpet, harp and lyre, followed by dancing and the clash of cymbals. My son’s school had a spring concert and they did their best to perform using their trumpets, flutes, clarinets and other instruments. I don’t play any musical instruments, but I appreciate when there are those who are talented in this area to take the time to perform for a worship service. They come in early before everyone else comes in to setup their equipment. They also spend time to rehearse and practice. Worship music is uplifting and helps move our hearts during church service.
God loves music. He enjoys when we sing songs of praise to Him or play music in praise of Him. Psalm 98:4, Psalm 100:2 tells us that we can burst into joyful song and worship the Lord with gladness.