4. TO HELP THE WICKED & TO LOVE THOSE WHO HATE THE LORD WILL STIR UP GOD'S WRATH AGAINST YOU.
II Chronicles 19:2,3 - "And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, 'Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Therefore the wrath of the LORD is upon you. Nevertheless good things are found in you, in that you have removed the wooden images from the land, and have prepared your heart to seek God.'"
Jehoshaphat was a good man, but his close association with Ahab was not good. His fellowship with that evil man would bring God's wrath down upon himself. And so it is today! We must not help wicked men in their evil plans. Furthermore, we cannot assist false teachers in their spreading of error (cf. II John 9-11). Friendship with the world is still enmity with God (cf. James 4:4)!
5. GOD WILL MAKE US PROSPER AS LONG AS WE SEEK HIM.
II Chronicles 26:5 - "He [Uzziah] sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him prosper."
Uzziah was blessed as he sought God and His ways, but when he--because of pride--departed from that course and worshiped presumptuously, he suffered greatly (cf. 26:16-21). His entire life was ruined when he stopped seeking God and His ways. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
6. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN WORSHIP WAS COMMANDED UNDER THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THUS REQUIRED; IT IS NOT COMMANDED TODAY.
II Chronicles 29:25 - "And he stationed the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with stringed instruments, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, of Gad the king's seer, and of Nathan the prophet; for thus was the commandment of the LORD by His prophets."
The text clearly states that man-made instruments of music were used in the Lord's house at God's command. God commanded their use, and the people complied. We live under a different dispensation today (i.e., Christianity; cf. Col. 2:14ff). Where in the New Testament has God commanded instrumental music to be used to worship Him? Surely if such was important or necessary, God would have had Paul or some other inspired writer devote a single sentence to it at least. The absence of such a sentence, coupled with the fact that the early Christians did not make use of the man-made instruments of music that were available to them in the first century, speaks volumes about God's desire in worship today (cf. Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16). Any today who would worship God in presumptuous ways (cf. Col. 3:17) and split God's church over that which they view as opinion, need to repent (cf. I Cor. 1:10)! God hates those who sow discord among brethren (cf. Prov. 6:16,19).