First and Second Chronicles offers us several great reminders about what a wonderful blessing worship should be to our lives. Especially right now when our routines have been disrupted, we need to make sure we are participating with heart, soul, mind, and strength.
When the Ark of the Covenant was brought to Jerusalem, David declared a day of thanksgiving (1 Chron. 16:7) and began expressing his gratitude to God for all the different ways that the Lord had blessed His people (1 Chron. 16:18-38). And then Scripture says that David went home to bless his household/family (1 Chron. 16:43).
The time spent together in praise of God should be transforming. Our joy and praise and lifting up of God’s holy name should translate into renewed spirits that seek to be blessings to others! Our worship of the Lord together should lead to us being more like the Lord at home!
David gave thanks to God and praised Him along with all the people, then he took those things home to his family. May we all do the same! Whether we gather at the building or utilize technology, let us turn the blessings of worship into blessings for our homes.
Bart Warren South Green Street church of Christ Glasgow, KY