“Let me sing now for my well-beloved a song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill” (Isaiah 5:1).
While the preaching and musical worship ministry of the Lord’s church have their distinctive roles, each is vital to the messaging of God’s word and the understanding of our missional task. Depending upon one’s “wiring,” some better hear a message offered in song than they would a sermon, while others discern the message of a sermon that would otherwise be missed in song. To make sure no one is excluded and that all might understand, Isaiah shifts from sermon to song to proclaim the message of God’s love, provision, and expectations for his people.