«The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding»(Proverbs 9:10).
After Israel settled in Canaan and there was peace in the land, conditions were given to develop a musical ministry in the sanctuary. However, it was King David who organized the music in a professional way, allocating it the Levites. Throughout his life, David organized the ministry of music in three stages. First he pointed to the Levite heads of family to form an orchestra and a chorus to accompany the ark to its tent in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 15:16-24). Later, when the ark was placed in a place that David ordered to be built, the king made arrangements for a musical chorus to praise the Lord while the offerings were made (1 Chronicles 16:4—6, 37—42).
The choirs were in two different places: one before the ark of the covenant, in Jerusalem, under the command of Asaph (1 Chronicles 16:37); another in the sanctuary which was at the high place of Gibeon, under the command of Heman and Jeduthun (1 Chronicles 16:39-42).
Almost at the end of his reign, David planned a much more elaborate musical service, so that it would function in the new temple that Solomon would build (I Chronicles 23:2—26:32). The monarch formed a choir of four thousand Levites to be trained in singing. From there he formed a professional chorus of two hundred eighty-eight members (1 Chronicles 5:16; 23:5; 25:1-7) That must have sounded splendid!
Do you realize the care the Israelites took to form the sanctuary choir? Do you understand the value that praising the Lord has? In addition, David himself was involved in the selection of people who would have such an important job. There were probably very good voices, but they also had to take into account the spiritual life of the singers.What would happen in your church if praising the Lord were given so much importance? What would happen in your congregation if you had that same care with the people who wish to praise the Lord? Music is a very important element in worshiping God. It cannot be neglected without suffering the consequences. We should all take part in praising the heavenly Father. In addition, as much as possible, each church should be concerned about educating its members musically.
Today I invite you to praise God in your life. Get used to it. I also invite you to set your spirit to praise Him in His temple.