Weekday devotionals for Christians

Blow Up the Trumpet?

Psalms 81:1-8
(1) To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph. Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
(2) Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
(3) Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
(4) For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
(5) This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.
(6) I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
(7) Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
(8) Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;

Blow up the trumpet? What does that mean? If you look at the context of these verses, you will see in verse 1 that we need to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. One way is to sing, but another way is to play an instrument. Some of you that read this may have a talent on a musical instrument and let me encourage you to use that talent for the Lord during this time.

I can play the radio, that is about it….LOL! For those of you who can play an instrument, let me encourage you to do what verse 2 says, “Take a psalm”. In other words, take a hymn book or song book (with permission) and play a song on that instrument. It might surprise you how much of a blessing it can be to you. You can also be a blessing to those who live in the same house with you as they hear you play a song that reminds everyone about God’s victory and protection.

I remember in Italy, there were some people who would go outside on their balcony and sing and play for others to hear. That distracted others from the fear and panic that was going on and it soothed their hearts. I am reminded about how shepherd boy David played the harp for King Saul and the music helped sooth him and it brought in a great spirit as well.

1 Samuel 16:23
And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

Filling your mind with good music and replacing the fear and panic in our minds is a great things to do. For those of you like me (can’t play an instrument) listen to good instrumental hymns that will uplift your spirit. I make this a regular practice and it greatly helps. Have you ever wondered why music is so important in our church services? This is one of the main reasons why, good music can greatly help your spirit get in the right frame of mind to think about God and worship Him. Music can help us in so many ways. Here is a link to the type of music that I like to listen to when I need some uplifting…

April 21, 2020 - Posted by | Covid-19, Devotional, Fear, Madison Street Baptist Church

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