These are the men David put in charge of the music in the house of the LORD after the ark came to rest there. They ministered with music before the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, until Solomon built the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem. They performed their duties according to the regulations laid down for them. I Chronicles 6:31-32 NIV
The sons of Levi had been chosen by God for spiritual service in the tabernacle.
This chapter points out the importance of worship. It also points out that worship was to be done according to God’s instruction.
I Chronicles 6:32 reminds us of the importance of song as a method of worshiping and praising God.
We seem to be lost today as to what it means to worship.
We spend out time debating what type of music?
What language or liturgy we should use?
Which version of the Bible to read from?
What style of preaching?
What format for worship?
The reality for me is that God instructed music to be a part of our worship.
Interesting for me is that the only thing we have left of their worship is the words they used (ie: The Psalms).
What we don’t have is the music.
Could that mean that God is more concerned with the words we sing than He is the music that accompanies it?
We don’t have an order of worship from the First Church of Corinth.
Could that mean that our format and style of worship should reflect our culture and our language?
Let me finish my “rant” by adding this: Perhaps our problem with worship today is that we have made it all about our wants and our desires . . . when worship was never intended to be about us. Worship was a duty we were to perform according to God’s instruction.
Perhaps our worship needs less us (you and me) and more HIM.
Tomorrow’s Reading – Psalms 81, 88, 92-93