Today’s reading: 1 Chron 6:1–81, 1 Tim 4:6–16, Ps 78:13–29
Today’s theme: Sing songs of praise
Today, let us take time to sing songs of praise to the Lord. We are also reminded today, of the value of godliness in our lives and that Jesus will sustain us, as the bread of Heaven.
1 Chronicles 6:1–81
Sing songs of praise
These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the LORD after the ark rested there. They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, and they performed their service according to their order. 1 Chronicles 6:31–32 (ESV)
Ministry in song through Praise and worship, was a large part of life in Israel, for God’s covenant people. Even in the biblical accounts of Heaven, we see the large role singing and praise plays.
Singing praises and worship, should be a large part of our lives too. We should give thanks for those, who like these priests, lead us in praise and worship when we come together. See Colossians 3:16
The songs of Asaph
and his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, namely, Asaph the son of Berechiah, son of Shimea, 1 Chronicles 6:39 (ESV)
Asaph was the great writer of many Psalms (songs, hymns and poems), like David.
1 Timothy 4:6–16
The value of godliness
for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8 (ESV)
Although much of this passage is really aimed at those in leadership, there is a theme that we can all benefit from.
We should exercise our spirits by practising godliness. We should have our hope in God our Saviour and so we should work hard. Above all, ensure we are not distracted by silly myths, instead we should keep a close eye on the teaching we receive, ensuring it is sound and that we apply it to our lives.
The bread of Heaven
Man ate of the bread of the angels; he sent them food in abundance. Psalm 78:25 (ESV)
The people always called this Manna (what is it), but God had told them it was bread and reminds us here that it was the bread of the angels.
Jesus said of himself in John 6:58, “This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”
Most of the above post is a copy of the original notes from the same date in 2014.
Praise songs for today (a player is at the top of each link below)