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A Gift For Everyone

What is the Gift of Music?

Literal meaning  Literal meaning 
To combine sounds according to rules specific to places and times.

Description  Description 
The gift of music is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to play a musical instrument or use their voices in the singing of praises and joy to the Lord, thus enhancing the worship experience of the local congregation.

Bible references  Bible references 
Theory Practice
Psalm 33:1-3 Deuteronomy 31:22
Psalm 149:1-3 2 Chronicles 5:12,13
Colossians 3:16 1 Samuel 16:14-23

Distinctives  Distinctives 
People with this gift:
  • sing or play a musical instrument quite well, and enjoy it;

  • have special joy singing praises to God, either alone or with other people;

  • feel secure in the fact that their musical ability will be of benefit to other people with whom they come in contact;

  • can use their musical ability to help and inspire others to worship God;

  • see that their singing or instrument playing is a spiritual encouragement for others.

Personal traits and behaviors  Personal traits and behaviors 
A person with this gift is usually:
Creative Expressive
Imaginative Demonstrative
Sensitive Artistic
Intuitive Unconventional

Cautions  Cautions 
People with this gift:
  • must guard against the desire to impress people with their music, instead of giving all glory to God;

  • can find comments and constructive criticism difficult to accept;

  • need to have their gift confirmed by other members of the body of Christ.

Mobilizing for ministry  Mobilizing for ministry 
People with this gift are needed in the church for:
Church pianist/organist Choir director
Musical presentations Church music director
Worship committee leader Music ministry

Related gifts  Related gifts 
This gift belongs to the category ART. You may find useful to get information on other gifts which belong to this same category. These gifts are:
Craftsmanship Creative communication Writing