1 Chronicles 25: Sing with Inspiration
I had a very interesting thought as I was reading 1 Chronicles 25, and it came from verse one.
1Ch 25:1 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:
The reason that this verse stood out to me was because there was the interesting combination of prophecy and music. Naturally, I had to look that to find what the Hebrew word for prophecy was here. It wasn’t like why Elijah or Isaiah prophesied in verse.
Using my awesome computer Bible provided by e-Sword, I found out that the Hebrew word here was naba. It means that someone is speaking or singing with inspiration. I love that.
The reason I love that is because it emphasizes how music can be such an important part of our worship experience. I would be one to bet that if you asked the majority of Christian artists how they write their music, most of them would say that they do indeed draw their inspiration right from the Bible for most of their songs.
There are many times in the Bible that music played an important part in worship. David was obviously a masterful musician and psalmist. Paul and Silas sang while they were locked up in jail. We even have an entire book called the Song of Solomon.
Music plays a very important part in the worship of God. Obviously, it doesn’t have to be is not the only way to worship, but it is a great way. We need to be giving God credit for who He is.
Psa 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.