Praise and Worship: It’s All About God, Not Us

Much has been made over how to worship God, sparking controversy even about which instruments should be allowed in a service. Some churches try to make everyone happy by having two services, a contemporary one and a traditional one.  I’m not sure that this is a good idea.  Wouldn’t it be better to combine the best of both?  The Bible seems to suggest so.

It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp (Psalm 92: 1-3 NIV).

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, 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: 3-6 NIV).

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.  (Ephesians 5: 19 NIV).


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