“Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto Him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto Him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.” Psalm 33:1-3 (KJB)
Does music have any place in the house of God? Does music have a place in the worship of the Most High and holy God in the Church? I certainly believe it does. They used music in the Old Testament in their worship, and when I say “Music” I am speaking of instruments; stringed instruments, horns, drums or cymbals. I believe all of those are mentioned in the Psalms, and through out the Old Testament.
I know there are certain denominations that do not allow musical instruments into their places of worship. That is okay if that is how they want to worship. I believe they are missing out on a tremendous blessing in their worship of God.
The Psalmist mentions the harp and Psaltery with ten strings. These could have been instruments David had made for the distinct purpose of singing songs unto God.
Now, let me be clear; I am not talking about just any kind of music playing; but music that calls your attention to God in worship, praise, and adoration to Him. Let us also remember worship is not for us; you or me; it is to Him and for Him.
Singing words, the lyrics of a song are great, however, when an musical instrument or instruments are added to the worship it calls our attention to the Creator of all things.
There is nothing in the New Testament that does away with musical instruments, or forbids their use in our worship. If Old Testament worship of God was good with these instruments why would the worship in the New Testament not be even better, considering it begins the days of grace.
Draw near to God through His Son Jesus. Let the trumpets sound, the piano strings play, the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and the drums play out sounds of praise unto our Maker, our Creator. He has redeemed us unto Himself – We are bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23). May the strings be strummed, the horns blow, and the drums rumble out praises to Him who reigns supreme. His name is Jesus.