Sounds of the Blessing
How important is music in the Kingdom of God?
How should music be used? Are musical instruments approved in worship?
We've heard many fictional statements where music and instrumentation is concerned as it pertains to praise and worship. We thought we'd utilize our site to provide scriptures for you to sift through dispelling any notion that music and instruments are not a part of God's worship plan. Through our website we are providing not only music for your enjoyment and praise but also scriptural facts pertaining to music and instruments. As you listen to the beautiful music provided here please take the time to meditate on the scriptures provided for your edification on the topic of music and instruments.
Music was an important part of the worship service at the temple. Certain groups of the Levitical tribes were designated as temple musicians and singers, offering their praises to God. David had a real gift of music, providing soothing harp music to King Saul when the king was distraught. David also commissioned most of the instruments and songs for the temple services. He also wrote most of the songs in Psalms, the longest book in the Bible.
When God created the world, the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy (Job 38:7). Music fills the courts of heaven as heavenly beings praise our Lord and Creator. God created man in His own image, to be a instrument of praise. He gave humans the ability to sing and to make music with musical instruments to complement the voice.
FACT: Solomon wrote over a thousand songs
1Kgs. 4:31 [Solomon] was wiser than any other man, including Ethan the Ezrahite --wiser than Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations. 32-He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five.
FACT: David chose men to minister with music at the tabernacle
1Chr. 6:31 These are the men David put in charge of the music in the house of the LORD after the ark came to rest there. 32-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. 33-Here are the men who served, together with their sons: From the Kohathites: Heman, the musician, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel, . . . [etc.]
1Chr. 9:33 Those who were musicians, heads of Levite families, stayed in the rooms of the temple and were exempt from other duties because they were responsible for the work day and night. 34-All these were heads of Levite families, chiefs as listed in their genealogy, and they lived in Jerusalem.
1Chr. 13:7 They moved the ark of God from Abinadab's house on a new cart, with Uzzah and Ahio guiding it. 8-David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, tambourines, cymbals and trumpets.
FACT: David plays his harp to soothe King Saul
1Sam. 16:15 Saul's attendants said to him, "See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. 16-Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the harp. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes upon you, and you will feel better."
FACT: The Song of Deborah and Barak
Judg. 5:1 On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang this song: 2-"When the princes in Israel take the lead, when the people willingly offer themselves-- praise the LORD! 3-"Hear this, you kings! Listen, you rulers! I will sing to the LORD, I will sing; I will make music to the LORD, the God of Israel.
FACT: David's song of deliverance
2 Sam. 22:1 David sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. 2-He said: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; 3-my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior-- from violent men you save me. 4-I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
FACT: A four thousand member choir and orchestra
1Chr. 23:4 David said, "Of these, twenty-four thousand are to supervise the work of the temple of the LORD and six thousand are to be officials and judges. 5-Four thousand are to be gatekeepers and four thousand are to praise the LORD with the musical instruments I have provided for that purpose."
FACT: All lifted their voices to the Lord
2Chr. 5:12 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 singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they 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 a 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.
FACT: Skilled musicians
2Chr. 34:12 The men did the work faithfully. Over them to direct them were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites descended from Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, descended from Kohath. The Levites --all who were skilled in playing musical instruments-- 13-had charge of the laborers and supervised all the workers from job to job. Some of the Levites were secretaries, scribes and doorkeepers.
FACT: Sing to God, sing praise to His name
Ps. 68:0 For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. A song. 1May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. 2-As smoke is blown away by the wind, may you blow them away; as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God. 3-But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. 4-Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds-- his name is the LORD-- and rejoice before him.
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