Worship the Lord – Worship with Jeduthun Part 16

Worship with Jeduthun Part 16

        By Pastor Bill

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Psalm 39 was written by David for Jeduthun. Who was Jeduthun and what kind of praise would he give to the Lord? The first thing that we see is that Jeduthun was the choir director. He was the choir director or worship leader.

(Psalm 39:1) For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

In 1 Chronicles 16:39-41, we find that Heman and Jeduthun had been chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the Lord. David had appointed them to worship before the tabernacle continually morning and evening. Jeduthun was a worshiper, who continually worshipped the Lord. He lived and breathed worship. At some point in time, Jeduthun was recognized for his faithfulness, musical skills, ability to lead worship, and his passion for worship, and was appointed at the choir director or worship leader.

(1 Chron 16:39-40)  “He left Zadok the priest and his relatives the priests before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place which was at Gibeon, {40}  to offer burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which He commanded Israel.”

As we continue reading we find that Heman and Jeduthun worshipped “with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud.” Jeduthun played both trumpet and cymbals. Both of these instruments are loud and were intended to played loudly. In verse thirty-eight, we find that they were gatekeepers. Again, in verse forty-two, we see that Jeduthun was stationed at the gate. As people entered the gate, they entered with thanksgiving and praise. People entered the gates worshipping the Lord with joyful sounds of the trumpets and percussion instruments.

(1 Chron 16:42)  “And with them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and with instruments for the songs of God, and the sons of Jeduthun for the gate.”

Lord, I ask You to help us become a church that worships like Jeduthun. When people come into the gate (door) of our facility, may they enter in with thanksgiving and praise. May our praise be bold, unashamed, passionate and joyful. May we sound aloud our praise and worship to You. May we be a people who continually give You praise and worship. May we praise You with an assortment of instruments, including trumpet and cymbals. Amen.

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