Today’s passage: 1 Chronicles 25:1-31
- In today’s passage, David and other leaders set up and organize the musical worship for the nation of Israel.
- These musical worship leaders would prophecy through their lyrics.
- The word prophecy does not mean only getting direct revelations from the Lord. Prophets did not simply order up a new prophetic word from God.
- This “prophesying” through music would mean the lyrics to their songs would be communicators of the truth of God’s Word!
- The twenty-four divisions of musicians correlates with the number of Levitical assignments from the previous chapter.
Questions to consider:
- What does this passage teach us concerning the importance of lyrical content in our music? What is the purpose of music in congregational worship? When we gather together for worship, what kinds of things should we be singing about? How can we ensure our songs glorify God and minister faithfully to one another? (Colossians 3:16)
- What does the end of verse 1 call this music ministry? Was it a fulfilment of the desire of Asaph to express his talents…or something else? With any talents and abilities the Lord gives to us, what are we to use them for? And for whom?
- How does the second half of verse 8 give us a good model for our music? What age groups were involved? What were those who had experience in ministry doing for others who would come after them? Where are you serving in the church? How can you be proactively training others to serve as well?