Liars and Lyres
1Chronicles 24-26 / 1Timothy 4-6
25:6-8 All these men were under the direction of their fathers as they made music at the house of the LORD. Their responsibilities included the playing of cymbals, lyres, and harps at the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman reported directly to the king. They and their families were all trained in making music before the LORD, and each of them–288 in all–was an accomplished musician. The musicians were appointed to their particular term of service by means of sacred lots, without regard to whether they were young or old, teacher or student.
3:1-5 Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from what we believe; they will follow lying spirits and teachings that come from demons. These teachers are hypocrites and liars. They pretend to be religious, but their consciences are dead. They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods. But God created those foods to be eaten with thanksgiving by people who know and believe the truth. Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it. We may receive it gladly, with thankful hearts. For we know it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.
OT Flash Points
Lyres – Establishing the work and music in the Temple and administration of the connected activities of the tribes and the king
NT Flash Points
Liars – Look at the life of a leader and their interaction with the people
Guard what God has entrusted to you
Avoid foolish and empty chatter and so-called knowledge