Worship Has History

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Nehemiah 11:22b

Uzzi was one of Asaph’s descendants, who were the musicians responsible for the service of the house of God.


As Jerusalem was being re-inhabited under the leadership of Nehemiah, certain key leaders came back to serve in the temple of the Lord. One of them was Uzzi, and he was the head of the worship team. The scripture tells us that he was a descendant of Asaph.


As I look at this part of Scripture, I can’t help but think that “Worship Has History.” Asaph was the lead worshipper during David and Solomon’s respective reigns. He wrote twelve of the Psalms, and most definitely had a heart that followed hard after the Lord. Why is this important? It’s important because it proves that Asaph wasn’t a prima donna. His worship was never about “All Eyes On Him,” but rather on how could he pass this heart that he had for the Lord down to others? The culture of worship that David established in his own life as king was definitely passed on to Asaph, and after that there must have been a culture set by Asaph in Israel for worship so that people knew when they had it and knew when they didn’t. Even you and I have come to love the presence of the Lord in the house that we’re planted in. We know what worship establishes in preparation for the Word of God to be delivered. Today, when you lift your hands to worship the Lord, remember that “Worship Has History.”


Dear Jesus,

This AM I’m reminded of others who have gone before us who have established a culture of worship. I’m thankful for the rich history of worship that I enjoy today. Amen

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