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Treasure Digest: Honoring God With Music Now and at the Feast

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Honoring God With Music Now and at the Feast

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Psalms 150:6 Psalms 150:6Let every thing that has breath praise the LORD. Praise you the LORD.
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says, “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.” If you are reading this, you are certainly alive and, therefore, qualified to praise God! How do we praise God? Psalms 47:6 Psalms 47:6Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises to our King, sing praises.
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says, “Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!”

Singing praises is to be done our entire lives, as explained in Psalms 104:33 Psalms 104:33I will sing to the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
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. “I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” Instruments are also used to praise God, as is described in Psalms 150:3-5 Psalms 150:3-5 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4 Praise him with the tambourine and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5 Praise him on the loud cymbals: praise him on the high sounding cymbals.
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Human beings have the ability to recognize God and they should do it, but they don’t. Why not? Romans 1:18-26 Romans 1:18-26 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it to them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. 24 Why God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up to vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
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explains why. In verse 21 it says, “Although they knew God, they didn’t glorify Him as God, nor were thankful…” Verse 26 points out, “For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions.”

Simply, mankind is in the position it is in because we would not praise Him. Psalms 150:6 Psalms 150:6Let every thing that has breath praise the LORD. Praise you the LORD.
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begins with “Let…” God has given “everyone that has breath” the ability. That’s us!

Most of us have an opportunity to follow these commands during the weekly song service on the Sabbath, and some are blessed enough to have a local church choir and/or instrumental ensemble. There are even greater opportunities for praising God through music at the Feast. The benefits of doing so far outweigh the investment of time, especially considering that since baptism, our time is not our own anyway. Certainly God does honor us by allowing us to be involved and to serve Him by way of musical praise.

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