The gift of Worship enables a person to lead others to seek the heart of God, simply by following the worship leader’s example. All Christ Followers are called of God to worship Him, however, people possessing the gift of Worship and Musical Expression seem to know how to guide the emotions and spirits of others to forget their surroundings and circumstances, and focus upon the greatness of God.
Within Old Testament temple worship there was a category of Levites called Door Keepers. Door Keepers were responsible for the various entrances within the temple. However, among the Door Keepers were a large number of Levites that were gifted in Worship and Musical Expression. Their job was to serve outside the main entrance to the temple as a giant worship team. They were commissioned to play and sing songs of praise and thanksgiving. And so we find Psalm 100:4 exclaiming: “Enter His gates with thanksgiving in your hearts, enter His courts with praise”. There were over 4,000 worship team members who served in rotation, providing songs of praise and thanksgiving from sun rise to sun set. This large worship team was led by a person with the title of “Chief Musician”. We find that many of the Psalms were written by or for the Chief Musician. (See 1 Chronicles 25:1, 6-8; 2 Chronicles 5:12-14; 2 Chronicles 29:25-30)
Jesus proclaimed in John 4:23 and 24 that “a time is coming and has now come when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks”. Paul further instructs the Church: “Let the word of God dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16).
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