Notice how much space is given to these lists of priests, Levites and musicians. The chronicler reminds us that worship was at the centre of the life of David’s kingdom. What is it that is so important about these three – the Levites did all the work around the place, the priests officiated in sacrifices and worship, the musicians provided the music during worship. Such groups are important in our church’s life too.
“They were all under the direction of their father in the music in the house of the LORD with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of the house of God.”
Music is such a powerful and wonderful part of creation – We see God’s creativity and His grace toward us, that music itself can cause such movement and yearning within us.
God created sound. Song. Notes. Melody. And He gave us the ability to create music. To play it. To listen and be moved.
“… For the service of the house of God.”
God’s word here is clear. Music is for the service of the house of God.
For us, the heart of music – It’s beat, the song and melody, notes, creating, singing and listening – This is all about something bigger than ourselves. And our response, our song, is about service.
Psalm 98 and 100 speak of making a joyful noise to the Lord.
Let us make a joyful noise to our creator God who has brought us from darkness into light!
* God Above,
Thank You for Your providence in giving us music.
Please help us to be people who praise You, who thank You, who point to You – With a joyful noise.