God’s Praise, God’s Way

King David appointed the Levites to sing praises continually before the ark of God’s presence. In 1 Chronicles 23:5, David recounted that he taught thousands to praise God with instruments that he had made. In 2 Chronicles 23:13, it is mentioned that the singers in the House of God were taught to sing praises.

God will honor a believer’s gift when he lays it down in humility. When we submit to one another in love and receive instruction in the area of praise as well as in doctrine, we will produce a sweet sound unto the Lord.

Some people are offended by lively music in the sanctuary. But 2 Chronicles 20:19 says the Israelites stood up and praised God with a loud voice.

Jehoshaphat appointed singers to “praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth forever” (2 Chron icles 20:21). The musicians were on the front lines! Then, when the war was over, they sang praises unto the Lord, and spent three days gathering up the spoil-the fruits of God’s victory.

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