Singing—found 161 times in 134 verses
Variations: sang, sing, singeth, singing; Note: The Bible also speaks of songs and singers.
Defined: the making of musical sounds with the voice or in one’s heart
First usage: Exodus 15:1 (sang)
Last usage: Revelation 15:3 (sing)
Interesting fact: David was forbidden from building the physical structure of the temple for the worship of God because he was “a man of war” and had “shed blood” (1 Chronicles 28:3). However, the Lord used David in another very interesting way concerning temple worship. Interestingly, David orchestrated much of the spiritual aspect of the worship that took place in and around that physical structure, especially as it pertained to the musick (1 Chronicles 23:1-5; 2 Chronicles 5:1; 2 Chronicles 7:5-6).
Bible study tip: Typology (the study of types and pictures found within scripture) should never be used independently to teach a doctrinal or literal truth unless the scripture offers a literal text to support it. In fact, the very nature of a type or picture suggests that it falls short in some form or another of the antitype or the literal subject to which it points. For instance, Isaac served as a beautiful type of Christ; however, Isaac needed a substitute sacrifice whereas Christ was the Lamb of God and the supreme sacrifice for sin.
Sunday, Day 288—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 289—The Origin of Singing
Tuesday, Day 290—To Whom Shall We Sing?
Wednesday, Day 291—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 292—What Shall We Sing?
Friday, Day 293—Why Shall We Sing?
Saturday, Day 294—How Shall We Sing?
Day 288: Church Day
1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.