Celebrating the laying of the foundation
Babylon destroyed the temple of God in Jerusalem, but over seven decades later, the Jews began to rebuild it. Therefore, when the foundation had been laid, it was a very happy moment in Israel’s history,
“When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the LORD, according to the ordinance of David king of Israel. And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD: ‘For He is good, for His mercy endures forever toward Israel.’ Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid” (Ezra 3:10-11).
That makes sense to me! Rejoice, O Israel! What is the foundation of the church? Paul stated it plainly,
“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11).
Is that something over which the Christian and the Church should rejoice? If you believe so, does it show up in your singing?