Nehemiah 12:35 And certain of the priests’ sons with trumpets; namely, Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph: 36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God, and Ezra the scribe before them.
God gives an important clue on musical instruments. God will be praised … but not with anything. These were music instruments that were used in the time of David and they were referred to here as Musical instruments of David … as though David had some right to them. God will not be worshipped with anything that just makes music …which spirit is associated with the instrument that is being used. Is it the Spirit of David or is it another Spirit.
We have seen recent worship copy worldly musicians and their instruments and make joyful noise unto the Lord. But what kind of music is this music …whose spirit is behind the instrument. We love and use the organ because we know the fruits of men of God like Wesley and Isaac Watts who used and composed …we can say …they praised with the organ of Wesley or the piano of Watts …meaning the instruments with which these men of God ministered. But that rock sound …whose fruit have you seen and can you say the musical instrument of Jimi Hendrix or the guttery voice of Bruce Springsteen will be acceptable to God?
We are in an era of all manners of instruments … let God speak to you and reveal the Spirit behind the style, instrument or rhythm … is it a Spirit that can be associated with men of God ? That reggae sound …watch . Whose is it?
Verses for further meditation
Eccle 2:8; 1 Chron 16:42
Thoughts for Business and the work place
There is a spirit behind every invention and instrument … behind every idea. Ask God to reveal it to you.
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, let my worship be acceptable to you. Amen
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