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Worship Him in Song

By Larry R. Lasiter

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“Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instrument and pipe. Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals.” Psalm 150:3-5

God loves to be worshiped in music and His saints love to use music to worship Him. The style of music by which we worship the Lord is always under constant debate. But the Bible does not give any specific instruction regarding musical styles. As we see in today’s text, God loves to be worshiped with the sound of the trumpet, with stringed instruments and even loud cymbals.

 Sometimes people complain about the volume during praise and worship. Someone may argue that it is too loud. The question should be - too loud for whom? God tells us to worship Him with loud cymbals - if the cymbals are loud then the music must be loud enough to be heard over them.

One of the keys to praise and worship is to understand that it is not for us but for God.

 It is often said, -“The praise service was great today, I was really blessed by it.” Well, it’s ok to be blessed by the service as long as we remember that it is for God and not for us. It should never be thought of as a service to please ourselves but to bring glory and pleasure to God. Styles of music say much more about you personally than about God who is the Creator of music.

God created a great variety of musical sounds in the bird kingdom. Not all birds have the melodic harmony of the Bluebird, but God loves them all. Likewise, you may not particularly enjoy a loud trumpet blast or a loud crashing cymbal, but God finds the sounds glorious if it is to worship Him, and isn’t that the point?

Someone may argue that a song is too repetitive, but the 24 Elders never cease to sing a repetitive song to God in His Throne Room. We should be very careful in judging these acts of worship. Anything we do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship.

Music is simply an expression of an impression. Since there are many things which impress us in many ways, the expressions may come out in word or music or both. There is no such thing as Christian music, just Christian lyrics put to music.

 Though God is not controlled by emotions, He is very emotional and has blessed us with those emotions. Emotions often serve to inspire us to create beautiful and powerful expressions in music. God must love all types of music because it is one of His creations and one of His gifts to us.






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