“O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth” (Psalm 96:1).King David’s life is recorded in the Bible for many reasons: not only does an important part of Israelite history center around his life and reign, but we can learn many spiritual lessons from him, both from his good deeds and his bad.
This week we will start out using some examples from David and his life in order to delve more into the question of worship: what it means, how we should do it, and what it should do for us. For in David we can see many examples of worship and song and praise. These things were a crucial part of his life and of his experience with the Lord.
Thus, it must be with us, as well, especially if we constantly remember that the first angel’s message is a call to worship. What does it mean “to worship”? How do we do it? Why do we do it? What role does music play in worship? What distinguishes true worship from false worship?
These all are themes that we will touch on in various ways this quarter as we heed the call: “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand” (Ps. 95:6, 7).
Taken from the Sabbath School Lesson Quarterly, July 30, 2011