1 Chronicles 25
-David, along with the commanders of the army, appointed (separated out) men from the families of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun “to prophesy with harps, lyres, and cymbals (1 Chronicles 25:1).” Again this was a service for the House of the LORD under the authority of this earthly king and the Heavenly Father. They cast lots for their duties, “the small as well as the great, the teacher as well as the pupil,” for their positions in service (1 Chronicles 25:2-31).
-*Application* It is interesting that the word “prophesy” is used for this type of worship. This should set our focus to the fact that music can speak the Word of God just as effectively as the spoken Word through proclamation of preaching. Think of the many impactful Christian musicians who are in the world today spreading the message of the Kingdom of God in powerful and effective ways. We should never minimize the influence these have on the awakening of a society and culture. I have often stated that the musicians are the modern day prophets and evangelists. Agree or disagree? This also should convict us of what we listen to in our cars as we travel down the road, while we are working, or whatever. Christian radio indeed has a voice for God, so listen to it whenever possible rather than secular and worldly trash.
Verse to Memorize: 1 Chronicles 25:1