Thursday, August 8, 2013

Psalm 33:1-3

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful.
2 Praise the Lord with the harp;
Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
3 Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.


There is to be nothing subdued or monotone in worshiping the Lord. Instead as the Scripture states worship should be heartfelt and magnificent! For we have been freed from darkness so that we might declare the praises of Him who has done this for us (1 Peter 2:9). Therefore since we have been freed from sin, Satan, and death we are likewise free and liberated to both develop, and employ all of our talents (and or the talents of others) in our individual and collective worship of the Lord! Therefore we should never hesitate to employ the most renowned of musicians, and or use the best of instruments and technologies that are available to us; so as to manifest and declare God's glory with all those who are like minded. Nothing less than our best should go into praising the Lord. Now this does not mean that those of us, who are neither trained musicians, nor singers, should not pour out our entire being into praising the Lord. For worship is not a vocation, it is a state of being! Therefore it is something everyone can and should do; for God observes the heart, long before the talent; because it is from the heart where all true worship arises.

Scripture Quotations
The New King James Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982,

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