Jeduthun was a chosen and appointed by king David to give thanks unto the Lord (for His mercy endures forever) (1 Chronicles 16:41:42). His service was distinct as he was appointed to prophesy with harps and psalteries and cymbals, giving thanks and praising the Lord (1 Chronicles 25:1,3). Interestingly, the meaning of the word Jeduthun in Hebrew means praising. Jeduthun is referred to as the king’s seer (2 Chronicles 35:15)
What can we learn from Jeduthun?
Like the king David chose Jeduthun, the King of kings and the Lord of lords has chosen all who believe in Jesus Christ to be ministers of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18) i.e., to prophesy (preach) the good news that God’s mercy endures forever and to give thanks and praise his name for God’s bountiful mercy. Are you and I diligent in our service to be referred to as the seer (prophet or mouthpiece) of the King of king and Lord of lords. Will anyone be able to look at our lives and say, “He or She is like Jeduthun, The King’s Seer”?
1 Chronicles 16:41-42 (KJV)
41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever;
42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were porters.
1 Chronicles 25:1-3 (KJV)
1 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:
2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.
3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD.