The sanctified Levites did not enter
into public ministry until both
leadership and congregation laid
hands upon them: Numbers 8:9-11
Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun were publicly
installed by David, the elders,
and the people after they had successfully
dispatched the assignment of bringing
up the ark:
Chronicles 16:4,5, 37-43
fulfillment of an assignment came
before appointment: 1 Timothy
Note the following eight reasons
why most local churches do not develop
a scripturally solid music ministry.
(Sometimes we develop a positive
"Big Picture" from the
Failure to make corporate praise
preeminent over everything else
in church life.
Failure to obey Psalm 150
and utilize all the performing
arts as acts of praise and prophecy.
Failure to design a sanctuary
suitable for the sacred use of
the performing arts.
Failure to set an adequate budget
for music and the performing arts.
Failure to insist upon spiritual
prerequisites as seen in the ministry
of the Levites.
Failure to insist upon musical
qualifications from those who
meet the spiritual requirements
Failure to ordain as deacons those
worshipers who meet both spiritual
and natural qualifications for
ministry. (In the Old Testament
the "priests, as the sons
of Aaron, were the equivalent
to the "elders" of the
church in the New Testament and
the"Levites," the helpers
of the sons of Aaron, were the
equivalent of the deacons of the
New Testament church.)
Failure to establish an ongoing
performing arts training program
within the local church.
David paid a high price for a place
to worship the Lord: 2 Samuel
we willing to pay that price today?