Some wonder, "Did First Century Believers play instruments?" You may or may not imagine so. In fact, there's a wide range of answers that Bible enthusiasts give. For instance, there are those (e.g., Church of G-d) who reason that because the use of instruments was never mentioned by First Century Believers, the use thereof in public worship should be prohibited. Then, there are congregations that do permit the use of instruments in their public worship with various styles, genres and languages.
Consider wind chimes. No one really knows how wind chimes came into use. Today, different people use wind chimes for various different reasons - from decorative to sound appeal. Though no one really knows the true origins of wind chimes, I can say that the Bible provides us with how wind chimes came into use among members of the international body of Messiah.
Unlike most people, Messianic Jews tend to hang wind chimes that are in the shape of King David's harp on either trees or doors with reason. King David penned,
Child's play, it's the least thing that comes to mind to any given Bible enthusiast; however, if you were to search the Scriptures, you'll soon notice that Yeshua made mention of a game that first century children once played. This game was so significant to Yeshua, that he used is it to illustrate the generation of his day:
“16To what can I compare this generation? It is like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends, 17 ‘We played wedding songs, and you didn’t dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn’t mourn’ (Matthew 11:16-7, NLT).
Quite often than not, members of the international body of Messiah are confronted with questions like, "What do you think about the Heavenly Father's name? Is it Jehovah? How do you say it?" Yet, we oftentimes find ourselves not answering these questions, because many of us just don't want to face such confrontations from our peers and family members; we simply want to live in peace with ourselves and our neighbors. Some might contend and say, "You just don't know!" The fact is that credible reference resources answers these questions, and individuals are just too lazy to look up this information for themselves.