Scripture: Nehemiah 12:31 & 38
Then I had the leaders of Judah come up on top of the wall, and I appointed two great choirs, the first proceeding to the right on top of the wall toward the Refuse Gate…. The second choir proceeded to the left, while I followed them with half of the people on the wall, above the Tower of Furnaces, to the Broad Wall,
Insights: In many respects the points surrounding these verses today were made in last week’s Thoughts by Scott. The link is http://thoughtsbyscotttharp.blogspot.com/2013/05/those-who-willingly-sang.html. I will add only a couple of new thoughts that will help elaborate the point better. The first comes from a few lines from Chuck Swindoll. He wrote about this passage, “What a blast they must have had! Hundreds of singers, all sorts of instruments, a spirit of hilarity that certainly wouldn't resemble today's average church service! It probably looked more like a bunny-hop line in the 1950s.” The second thought is that this scene probably resembled more of a modern day college football game than it did a local church service. Beloved, we need to get excited about the privilege we have in worshipping our Lord and Savior. Do not hold your voice back. Make that joyful noise to the Lord and let it bring Him glory.
- Do you have a song in your heart?
- Are you willing sing to the Lord in unashamed adoration to the love of your life?
Prayer: Father, stir my heart to sing. Let me worship and adore You with my voice. Let my adoration be pleasing to Your ear and may it bring You glory. Amen.