1 Chronicles 6: Living a Life of Praise
Surprise! We get another family tree today. In 1 Chronicles 6, the priestly line of Levi is written out, and it is an incredibly long list of people who largely went unrecognized in the Bible. That being said, as priests, they had an incredibly important role in Israel at the time, and I am glad that we get to recognize them a little bit here.
I wanted to point out something very important today. Music was an integral part of worship in Israel, and there were even special priests who were designated to be musicians.
1Ch 6:31 And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
1Ch 6:32 And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to their order.
Part of this is why I like to put a song that every one of my posts. I think that it can really enhance the worship experience. Also, as you might have noticed, I do not post songs that were probably sung in Biblical times in the Tabernacle or Temple. I just like to throw that out there because I believe that you can worship God with any style of music.
We know that David himself was a musician, so that might be part of the reason that he was so insistent apparently on having musicians in the Tabernacle.
Psa 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
This is how David was into worship because he was musical, and if you don’t happen to be musical, there are certainly alternative ways. The point is that we need to live a life of praise, and we need to make that happen. I think we have breath, so we need to be praising.