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August 6, 2019

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Read (and Hear) the Bible in One Year
Christian Standard Bible for 2019

Text: Isaiah 42-44
Audio: Isaiah 42-44

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1 Chronicles 13 (ESV)

David consulted with the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with every leader. And David said to all the assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you and from the Lord our God, let us send abroad to our brothers who remain in all the lands of Israel, as well as to the priests and Levites in the cities that have pasturelands, that they may be gathered to us. Then let us bring again the ark of our God to us, for we did not seek it in the days of Saul.” All the assembly agreed to do so, for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

So David assembled all Israel from the Nile of Egypt to Lebo-hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim. And David and all Israel went up to Baalah, that is, to Kiriath-jearim that belongs to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord who sits enthroned above the cherubim.And they carried the ark of God on a new cart, from the house of Abinadab, and Uzzah and Ahio were driving the cart. And David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all their might, with song and lyres and harps and tambourines and cymbals and trumpets.

And when they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzzah put out his hand to take hold of the ark, for the oxen stumbled. 10 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and he struck him down because he put out his hand to the ark, and he died there before God. 11 And David was angry because the Lordhad broken out against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzza to this day.12 And David was afraid of God that day, and he said, “How can I bring the ark of God home to me?” 13 So David did not take the ark home into the city of David, but took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. 14 And the ark of God remained with the household of Obed-edom in his house three months. And the Lord blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that he had.

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  1. And David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all their might, with song and lyres and harps and tambourines and cymbals and trumpets (1 Chronicles 13:8).

    Celebrating Before God

    One of the blessings of gathering together as God's people is singing songs of praise. Last Sunday I asked the church why we sing hymns. After a few good suggestions, I said, "We sing praises to God because He is worthy to be praised!"

    There are many verses referencing our praise of the Lord. Here are just a few:

    Exodus 15:1 "Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: 'I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.'"

    Psalm 71:23 "My lips will shout for joy,
        when I sing praises to you;
        my soul also, which you have redeemed."

    Psalm 95:1 "Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
        let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!"

    Psalm 101:1 "I will sing of steadfast love and justice;
        to you, O Lord, I will make music."

    Psalm 105:2 "Sing to him, sing praises to him;
        tell of all his wondrous works!"

    Psalm 150:1-5 "Praise the Lord!
    Praise God in his sanctuary;
        praise him in his mighty heavens!
    2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;
        praise him according to his excellent greatness!

    3 Praise him with trumpet sound;
        praise him with lute and harp!
    4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;
        praise him with strings and pipe!
    5 Praise him with sounding cymbals;
        praise him with loud clashing cymbals!"

    Ephesians 5:19 "…speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord."

    Hebrews 2:12 "I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises."

    We sing and praise God because He is worthy to be praised!

  2. I love praising God with music. 

    Every morning, I ask Alexa to play "Third Day Radio" on Pandora, and while I unpack the dishwasher and make breakfast, I listen and sing along, sometimes at the top of my lungs. 

    It's an amazing way to get into work, and I can always feel God there with me. Most importantly, though, I do it to sing His praises; I want to worship everyday. 

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