Monday, March 19, 2012

Name That Tune

Blow the trumpets in times of gladness...and blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and peace offerings.  The trumpets will remind the Lord your God of his covenant with you.  I am the Lord your God.  (Numbers 10:10 NASB)

   Name that Tune was a popular TV game show in the 50s pitting two contestants against each other to test their knowledge of songs.  They were tested to see if they could name the tune with the fewest notes played. 

   Music's origin can be traced back to our great Creator God.  When God addressed Job out of the whirlwind he said, Who laid the earth's cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?  (Job 38:6-7)

   Worship with instrument and song played a big part in the life of King David.  "Sing to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of a psalm, with trumpets and the sound of a horn, shout joyfully before the LORD, the King." (Psalm 98:5-8)

   What part does music play in your life?  Does it soothe your jangled nerves, or inspire you to greater heights?  Does music lift your spirits and draw you closer to God?  Try humming a gospel tune while you drive to work, clean the house, or walk around the neighborhood.  I'm sure God will hum along with you. 

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