“Shout to the Lord”.
Have you ever wondered what a worship service was like during Old Testament times?
Sometimes I do, especially the songs that were accompanied by their instruments. They did not have a pipe organ or piano, but they had trumpets, flutes, and percussion.
I thought of their worship as I read from Psalms today.
Please read Psalm 98
1 Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. 2 The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. 3 He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. 4 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; 5 make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, 6 with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn — shout for joy before the Lord, the King. 7 Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. 8 Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy; 9 let them sing before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity. I like hymns and praise music. It would surely seem like the ancients used both. Whatever you like, whatever songs you use to praise the Lord, sing and share them with the gusto that comes from realizing the Lord Jesus gave His life to bring salvation to those who would believe. Have a tremendous day in the Lord. Be Blessed, Be a Blessing; Amen