Psalms Music (1)

The psalms we read in our Bible were written to be sung by the Israelites in their temple worship. These songs helped them share their feelings with God. Our Bible Reading today was one of the psalms used every week in temple worship. For the next few days, we will look at verses in Psalms that talk about music.
The Bible shows us that music is a very important way to praise and thank God. It was also common for the Israelites to write songs about an important event in their lives. In Exodus 15, we find a song that Moses and the Israelites sang after God helped them cross the Red Sea. Both Hannah (1 Samuel 2) and Mary (Luke 1) sang songs of praise to God.
In his letters in the New Testament, Paul encouraged Christians to sing. And in Revelation 5:9 we read that the 24 elders “sang a new song” to the Lamb (Jesus). It is wonderful to think about all Christians (both deaf and hearing) singing together in heaven!
Praise God today because He is our “glorious King” (verse 10)!