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Make a Joyful Noise

Make a Joyful Noise

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his Word.

Now let us dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Make a Joyful Noise

“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: Come before his presence with singing.” Psalm 100:1-2 KJV

Wouldn’t you say that everyone loves music? I sure do. For me music speaks to this little old heart of mind. Music is joy, strength, courage, encouraging, love, and compassion. Music mimics every circumstance in the world. One of my favorite things about music is its color blind. It can expand our minds and confirm those realities we face. It can be a voice for the voiceless, sight to the blind, and hearing to the deaf.

Since music is such an important part of life, it should not be surprising that the Bible says much about it; in fact, the longest book in the Bible is its song book—Psalms. The first reference to a musician in the Bible is in Genesis 4:21. Jubal was the fourth generation from Adam through Cain and is recorded as “the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.” Other early references to music include Exodus 15, which records Moses and the Israelites singing a song of victory after the overthrow of the Egyptian army in the Red Sea.  At that time, Moses’ sister, Miriam, led the Israelite women “with tambourines and dancing” as she sang. When Jephthah returned from battle, Jephthah’s daughter met him with timbrels and dance in Judges 11:34. David’s victories were also celebrated in song in 1 Samuel 18:6–7.

Two of the Old Testament’s most important figures wrote songs: Moses and David. David, “the sweet psalmist of Israel” (2 Samuel 23:1), is credited with writing about half of the 150 songs recorded in Psalms, along with some in the historical books. Music was used in conjunction with all manner of activities like, coronations, events in the royal court, and feast.

Both the Old and New Testaments address music and strongly support its use in worship. Music’s use in worship in the church today is valuable and can honor God in a special way. Music is a communication tool. It is how we show gratitude in our heart as we lift up our voices to given honor and praise to God.

Remember we are each others keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.