Read 1 Chronicles 6:31-48

v 31   David assigned the following men to lead the music at the house of the Lord after the Ark was placed there.

All the exuberant worship we read about yesterday didn’t just happen. Sure the musicians played with all their might, but David had got it organised too. He appointed leaders to lead the music at the house of the Lord. (I wonder if he drew up rotas? In Luke 1:8-9 you find Zechariah on duty in the Temple when it was his turn. A rota? Well, well!) Anyway, David was not just a practising musician he was an organiser of his resources as well. There is no contradiction between exuberant, spontaneous worship and good organisation.

It is quite easy to be an exceptional performer, and yet to lack the skill of organising other people to produce a memorable performance. It is true in all walks of life; the best practitioners do not always make the best organisers and leaders. (I found that in school from time to time; I once appointed a person who came with excellent references as an effective teacher producing first class results in exams – but who, Oh dear, turned out to be a woeful organiser of a department!)  David was performer, leader and organiser; he was a man filled with the Spirit of God who enthused and organised others in the service of God.

Pray for such leadership in our Churches today.

Wednesday 23rd January Daily Notes from The Hub