Let Everything Praise the LORD
Praise the LORD!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
It is the view of many that we who are Christians should not praise God with everything. Musical instruments in their understanding are excluded. (I assume they would forbid dance as a way to praise the Lord too…)
The Bible says to praise God with musical instruments and even dance. Who decided this form of praising God is no longer valid?
If instruments are so wrong why would the symbolism of harps and trumpets be used in the book of Revelation which is a glimpse into eternity future?
Some even say whole churches will be lost because they have a piano or guitar accompany singing in worship. And, almost unbelievably they argue the point from what the Bible does not say.
I seriously doubt that Psalm 150 only applied to ancient people thousands of years ago. God is worthy of our praise and He alone has the prerogative of deciding what is fitting as His creatures praise him.