1 Chronicles 15:16 Make A Joyful Sound

David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals. 1 Chronicles 15:16

Thousands of different musicians are found all over the world making all kinds of music and sounds. Some are popular worldwide, while the majority are known only in a very small select area. Most of the mainstream music that is most popular promotes lifestyles or actions that go against God’s word but may sound like they are experiencing joy and happiness. This music makes people feel good in the moment.

David had the leaders of the Levites appoint other Levites to make a joyful sound upon various musical instruments as they brought the ark of the covenant back.

Most people enjoy listening to music being played. Many wish that they could make music that sounds as good as what they are listening to. Out of the billions of people on the earth, only a small portion can make super great sounding music.

Every believer is surrounded by the music of the world that promotes sin, death and depression. Instead of focusing upon the death, believers need to find their true joy in the Lord.

God does not look at how well one can make music but does desire that His people make a joyful noise unto Him. Even though most people cannot play an instrument at all or very well, everyone can make a joyful noise to the Lord. This joy is something that comes from the heart.

Singing praise and making music in the heart will bring great joy and honor to God. It will remove the depression and put focus back onto God and the world will watch in wonder as the believer is making noise with joy in the middle of chaos, death, depression and destruction.

Regardless of where you live, the world is making a noise that promotes sin and death in the end. As a believer you have the greatest gifts that any person could ever desire–forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

Think about all that God and Jesus has done for you. Let that overwhelm you and cause you to make a joyful noise from the heart unto God. Do not worry about what others may think or say but do it unto God from deep inside your heart and let the world see and hear it.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the joy you can have in Jesus; that you will make a joyful noise to God; that the world will see your joy in loving and serving God with your whole life; and that your joy will be a witness of God’s goodness to the world.

Psalm 150:1-6 Praise The Lord

Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and the lyre, praise him with the timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Psalm 150:1-6

The book of Psalms ends with a psalm telling everyone to praise the Lord. Throughout this psalm the psalmist lists ways to praise Him and what to praise Him for.

The reasons for praising God are for His acts of power and His greatness.

Some people may say that they have never seen any of God’s great acts of power. This is not true. Every person on this earth has seen God’s great acts of power in creation at a minimum. All a person has to do is look at all of creation to see what God has done. Look at the number of plants and animals. Look at the stars in the sky at night. Look at the great mountains and seas. All of these things show God’s great power in creating things.

Believers may also look at the power God demonstrated in Jesus. The power to raise from the dead, and the great power to forgive and remove all sins. He has given you true life. These things show His surpassing greatness.

If these things do not make you want to praise God, nothing will.

Praising God can be with your voice, and it can be with instruments. The idea is to make a great noise praising God. Use every method you possibly can to praise God. Make the noise of praising God so loud that the world will hear you praising Him.

Do not be like some and just praise God quietly in your heart, in the back seats of a church on Sunday mornings. Let the world know that you love God and how great He is.

Sing praises out loud so that all can hear. Do not be ashamed of praising God.

Find a reason to praise God today.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

I pray today that you will know God’s great power and greatness; that you will have a song of praise on your lips all day long; that you will find reasons to praise God; that you will find new ways to praise God; and that you will not be ashamed to praise the Lord.