A JOYFUL NOISE OR MUSIC?
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord; come before His presence with singing.
Psalm 100:1 KJV
I love music, and I love to worship just like David did. When I worship I feel closer and connected to God. In my youth my parents and I agreed I should take piano lessons. Our goal was for me to appreciate great music. The problem was that I was tone deaf and could not decide whether a note was higher or lower than the previous one. I made some progress, but was far from an accomplished musician. But as I played the hymns I drew closer to God. I made a joyful noise unto the Lord.
David used music as a tool to enrich the life of Israel. The soothing tones from his harp comforted a disturbed King Saul. Music encouraged the armies of Israel as they captured land from the Euphrates River to the Red Sea. Music enhanced worship in the Tabernacle; its tones would blend in the Temple David’s son Solomon would build.
Brass, stringed instruments, woodwinds, and cymbals joined choirs and armies in praising God. Writers of Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, and Psalms share the songs of the Bible with us from Israel’s golden age of music.
The music I produced was not very sage.
Contrast the music of David’s golden age.
Instruments and chorus blended in praise.
May God be worshipped all our days.
Good music draws us closer to God.
What is the role of music in your life?