I love the transcendence of great music, a gift from our Creator who is, no surprise, creative! The Bible is full of examples of people praising God with singing and musical instruments. In the Temple—a representation of God’s presence—288 people sang and played a variety of instruments (1 Chronicles 25:1-8). The psalmist instructed the people to praise God with trumpets, harps, lyres, tambourines, strings, flutes, and cymbals (Psalm 150).
Hezekiah said, “We will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the Lord” (Isaiah 38:20). Jesus sang with His disciples (Mark 14:26), and the apostle Paul instructed Christians to sing to the Lord (Ephesians 5:19). James says, “Those who have reason to be thankful should continually sing praises to the Lord” (James 5:13, NLT).
Our dear friend Diane Meyer posted this A Cappella video, “I Need Thee Every Hour.” Wow. Listen to it, let it move your heart and stir your soul as it did mine. May we affirm our constant need for our Savior. I encourage you to take a few minutes to praise God, the Creator of music and Redeemer of His beloved children:
“I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live” (Psalm 104:33).
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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.