Read: Psalm 150:3-5

Music plays a significant role in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. God enlists musicians to sing praises to Him in heaven and on earth. He loves praise and adoration from His people. He is worthy of praise and adoration. When the Israelites were delivered from Egypt, Moses and the Israelites sang this song unto the Lord, “I will sing to the Lord, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider, He has thrown into the sea!..” (Exod. 15). They praised God for delivering them from the Egyptian rule.

When King Solomon completed the temple to the Lord, the musicians praised and thanked God for giving them a place to worship. As they did, “the glory of the Lord filled the house of God” (2 Chron. 5:14). Early Christians praised God (Acts 2:47) with psalms and spiritual hymns whenever they gathered. When they were persecuted, they praised God by singing. Paul and Silas sang hymns in the prison after they were severely flogged by the Roman soldiers (Acts 16:25). Their praise and worship in the midst of pain created an impact on the jailer, who later believed in Jesus and was baptised.

Paul the apostle admonished the church in Ephesus and Colossae, “to speak to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).

Are we having an attitude of praise in our hearts like David who says in Ps. 98:4-6, “Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises. Sing to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of a psalm, with trumpets and the sound of a horn; shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.” Let us be reminded that, “Great is the Lord and worthy of praise” (Ps. 145:3).

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