Application for understanding Biblical worship.
Ephesians 5:17—Be wise
Ephesians 5:18-19—A Spirit-filled Believer will be encouraged by Godly music AND
enjoy being taught.
Ephesians 5:20—A Believer will be thankful for Godly music
Colossians 3:15—A Believer will only allow things that condone a peaceful connotation into their life.
Colossians 3:16—Godly music is evidence of being Spirit-filled AND a Believer that lets the Word of Christ dwell.
Music and Singing are to be UNTO God:
Psalm 43:4—With the Harp will I praise thee…
Psalm 66:1—Make a joyful noise…
Psalm 68:4—Sing unto God…
…and many other verses in just Psalms…
Psalm 69:12—There is a song of the drunkards.
Isaiah 23:15—They sang as an harlot.
Ecclesiastes 7:5—“It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.”
Exodus 32:15-18—There are such songs that are as a “noise of war” or chaos.
Amos 8:3; 1 Chron. 25:7—There are such songs as “songs of the temple”; “Songs of the Lord
Psalm 29:2—Worship in the beauty of Holiness
John 4:24—Worship [must be] in Spirit and in Truth
Hebrews 12:28—“…serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:”
Romans 12:2—“…that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Ephesians 5:10—“Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.”
Philippians 1:10—“That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;”
Distinction to be remembered:
Worship is not always music and music is not always worship.