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Daily Living – Episode 22 – Steve Kirby

Daily Living – Episode 22 – Steve Kirby

Psalms and Psalteries

 

AUTHOR: PASTOR STEVE KIRBY

Read 2 Chronicles 5:13-14

The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the Lord with one voice. They raised their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the Lord: “For He is good; His faithful love endures forever.” The temple, the Lord’s temple, was filled with a cloud. And because of the cloud, the priests were not able to continue ministering. For the glory of the Lord filled God’s temple.

Where were you on Saturday, September 18, 1993? Think back. I was at the dedication of Idlewild’s new facility on Bearss Avenue. The people gathered and walked down the newly paved road toward the building behind banners of the names of Jesus, while 78 trumpets stood on the east side of the building. Even though we didn’t have 120 trumpets like they had at the dedication of God’s temple that Solomon built, everybody in the surrounding neighborhoods had no trouble hearing them! What a glorious day!

As wonderful a day as that was in the life of our church, it pales in comparison to what the Israelites experienced at the dedication of God’s temple. This Scripture capsulizes the essence of worship with psalms (songs of praise) and psalteries (instruments of praise). Notice that the people were praising with one voice. Other translations say in unison or were as one. Some say that they sang and played one pitch. I believe that their hearts were in unity with one another while singing and playing their instruments in praise to the Lord, so much so that God came down in a cloud and ministered to them! Can you imagine what they were experiencing? Can you imagine what would happen if Idlewild experienced worship like that?