THE CHIEF MUSICIAN

Heb.1:11-13 – For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying:
“I will declare Your name to My brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.” And again:
“I will put My trust in Him.” And again:
“Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.”

There is a passage in the gospel of Matthew that always grabbed my attention. It says that between the Last Supper and Gethsemane Jesus and the disciples sang a hymn. For Christians, singing is all about worship. Here we have Jesus the Son of God leading His disciples in a song of worship. Absolutely shocking!!! Jesus is leading humanity back to the throne, back to intimacy with His Father. That’s what the Last Supper, Gethsemane, and Calvary were all about. In the middle of this Jesus is singing, or better yet, worshipping. Jonathan Edwards picked up on this and showed Christ leading the inhabitants of heaven into heavenly worship. Here is how Edwards described it.

“Rev.19:5 – “And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God.” This may be looked upon as the voice of Christ, who “is in the midst of the throne”, who overcame, and is set down with the “Father in his throne”. “The throne of God and the Lamb” are the same. This is not the voice of God the Father, because the voice says, “Praise OUR God.” But supposing it to be the voice of Christ, this well agrees to what Christ says, “Go tell my brethren, Behold, I ascend to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God”. Thus Christ leads the heavenly church in their praises. In the following verse we have an account of the church’s compliance, and following of Christ in praising God.”

This touches on the most sacred ground of all; Son of Man and Son of God. He leads us in the worship of the Father and at the same time is the subject of our worship. This is the mystery of God that Paul spoke about. This is the mystery that is revealed only in Christ. The Lord has walked among us as a man, rules the universe as a man; yet He humbles Himself to worship with us. No wonder He is the King of Glory, no wonder He is worthy of our worship.

4 Replies to “THE CHIEF MUSICIAN”

  1. Reminded me of a worship song from our past, “To Him who sits on the throne…”
    Jesus not only purchased us, but gave us the ability to freely enter sin free zones that very few were allowed into, and then once a year. Yes, yes He is worthy, and somehow He has made me!

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