| June 24th | Reading 176 of 366 | MORNING | HISTORICAL BOOKS | BOOK 03 of 66 | 1 CHRONICLES 25,26
Signpost Words | ‘PROPHECY & PRAISE’
Highlight Verses | 1 Chronicles 25:1-8
Moreover David and the captains of the army separated for the service some of the sons of Asaph, of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, stringed instruments, and cymbals. And the number of the skilled men performing their service was: ….. All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to exalt his horn. For God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. All these were under the direction of their father for the music in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, stringed instruments, and harps, for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the authority of the king. So the number of them, with their brethren who were instructed in the songs of the Lord, ..NKJV
Some Observations | For sure, singing the Psalms, singing the word of God delivered by a prophet, is in a sense ‘prophesying’ the word of God. There is more here however, in that at times, and on some, God the Holy Spirit spoke forth the Word of God and foretold the future. I suspect the constant and usual prophesying was the former and the impromptu and ‘unusual’ prophecy was the latter.
A Call To Action | There is a great difference between music and repetition that induces manipulative states of consciousness and that music which accompanies and proclaims the word of God. In the New Testament church, both prayer and praise must be full of the Word, not drivel!