Musicians and Singers


Musicians and Singers 8.28.15

Regarding yesterday’s post on “Worship” and that music and singing are not the definition of worship, someone has asked, “If we don’t call it a “worship team”, what do we call it? Do we define the Bible, or does it define us?

We can call it exactly what the Scriptures call it: musicians and singers, for that is what they are.

It came to pass when the priests came out of the Most Holy Place … and the Levites who were the singers, all those of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, stood at the east end of the altar, clothed in white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments, and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets – indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heart in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying:

“For He is good, for His mercy endures forever,”

that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God (2 Chronicles 5:11-14).

Musicians (the heading of Psalm 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 31, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 84, 85, 88, 109, 139, 140); and singers (1 Chronicles 6:33; 9:33, 15:16, 19, 22; 2 Chronicles 5:12, 13; 9:11; 20:21; 23:13; 29:28; 35:15; Ezra 2:41, 70; 7:7, 24; 10:24; Nehemiah 7:1, 41, 73; 10:28, 39; 11:22, 23; 12:28, 29, 42, 45, 46, 46, 13:5, 16; Psalm 68:25; 87:7;  Ezekiel 40:44).

These people praised and thanked the Lord, but the Bible doesn’t call music and singing “worship.”

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