Turn on the Music!

Making a joyful noise should result in greater obedience.
“Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
“In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, when your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work. For forty years I loathed that generation and said, ‘They are a people who go astray in their heart, and they have not known my ways.’ Therefore I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.’” Psalm 95
Follow the pronouns of this Psalm. Did you notice how they changed from us to I?
The writer drew us into God’s presence through music. This singing went from focusing on Who God is, to listening to His voice, and then to believing what you sang through acting upon what God said to do.
Worship is not about singing. It’s a method that allows you to focus on the One who did it all for you. It’s about the Spirit drawing you into God’s presence so you can hear His voice in order to make choices to follow Jesus.
Turn on the music. Focus on Who Jesus is and what He’s done; and then, choose to follow Him wherever He may lead. Israel didn’t and look what happened to them.

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