Prayer Focus: Eritrea

Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 23-26


David said, “Of these, twenty-four thousand are to be in charge of the work of the temple of the LORD and six thousand are to be officials and judges. Four thousand are to be gatekeepers and four thousand are to praise the LORD with the musical instruments I have provided for that purpose.” (1 Chronicles 23:4-5)


Four thousand musicians. Wow!


Music is an amazing gift, especially the sound of musical instruments. It’s hard to imagine the sound of four thousand of them. A rock band of five, a symphony of one hundred, and a marching band of two hundred all produce incredible tones, but four thousand? David had quite an ensemble! Heaven will be filled with even more. I can’t wait!


Awesome God, thank You for creating music. Some believe You sang creation into existence. Heaven will surely be filled with music, but it won’t be for the glory of the instrumentalists. It will all be for Your honor and glory. You are worthy to receive blessing and honor and glory and praise—all of it—now and forevermore. Amen.