Today’s Scripture and Thought
I will be glad and rejoice in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:2
The Word to worship the Lord skilfully with voices and instruments is Zamar.
Strong’s #2167: zamar (pronounced zaw-mar’)
a primitive root (perhaps ident. with 2168 through the idea of striking with the fingers); properly, to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument, i.e. play upon it; to make music, accompanied by the voice; hence to celebrate in song and music:–give praise, sing forth praises, psalms.
This literally means to pluck the strings, to celebrate in song and music. Basically it’s probably the most common form of “praise” we have across the world in our churches. It’s just singing songs put to music. What’s neat about it though, is that it can also refer to JUST PLAYING, as well. It is usually translated as “sing praises.”
Scriptures to reference: Psalm 150 (this psalm illustrates a picture of instrumental worship).
A fun way to illustrate this is to have everyone clap together (playing their five fingered instruments!). There’s not much needed to illustrate this form of praise though, because it is so prevalent in our churches. Our regular Sunday Setlists are filled with ZAMAR.
Today’s Worship Songs
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1. Everything to You – Bethel
2. You Are My Passion – Jesus Culture
3. Call My Name – Third Day
4. By Your Side – Tenth Avenue North
5. The Kingdom – Starfield
6. Strong – The City Harmonic
7. Unpredictable – Francesca Battistelli
God bless and keep you – Gerry Desjardins
Today’s Worship is a ministry of The Worshipper’s Space