Does God Forbid Instruments?

Morning Thought: On Monday a student came to me with a question, “Can instruments be used in worship?” Someone was trying to convince him that instruments were not allowed in worship, giving him a very lengthy book arguing his case. After surveying the book, I responded, “If God forbids instruments in worship then none of us can worship. We are all instruments of God. Our mouths and bodies are God’s instruments. If God allows us to worship him, then surely he can’t be against instruments.” You see, the Father wants to use you as his instrument to be a light to this world. And he also desires to use all your skills and everything under your care as instruments. God is not afraid of instruments; he has chosen to use them for his glory. “But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel” (‭‭Acts‬ ‭9:15‬, ‭NASB‬‬).

Published by: ggerhauser

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, I migrated to Australia in 1999. That’s when I married my beautiful wife, Anna, and we planted our church and Bible School. We’re now the proud parents of four children, ranging in age from nine to twenty-two. We’re still pastoring the same beautiful church, Church on the Park, in the the heart of Brisbane, Australia ( We also continue to teach our awesome students at Holy Fire Ministry Training School ( I love to write and encourage God's people. And something that many people don't know, I'm a DJ as well (aka DJ SOL Vibes).

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