Deuteronomy 31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
All too often, you will hear someone say, “It is only music” or “what harm might that do, it is just a song?” For some reason people do not believe music makes a big impact on our lives or on what we think or do. Today we hear many “so called” musicians who sing of killing, suicide, drugs, immoral relationships, and the list goes on and on. Do you really think this will have no effect on the way we might think if this evil message in song is played over and over again? Moreover, it is not just Rap, Rock, or Pop music. All forms of music have jumped on the sing about sin bandwagon. It is not just the latest and so called greatest. It has been going on for a while. Still people think, “Well what can this hurt, it is just a song, right?”
Well, it does not matter what you or I think. What matters most is how does God look at the role of music in our life? By looking at just one verse, we see God knew back in Moses time, (and I am sure before) music affects the thinking and memories of the Children of Israel. God did not ask Moses to write another book, paint a picture, or build a monument. A book might not be read, a picture can only be in one place, and a monument never leaves it location. However, a song, people hear it, remember it, and take it with them in their hearts forever.
Still think music never affects you. Then what do you think of when you read this? “JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW…” Yes, we learned that favorite chorus as a child. Read it again, “JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW…” Now, that will be stuck in your head for a while. You see, music and lyrics make a big difference in our lives. What are you going to feed your heart today?
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Deuteronomy 31, 32 / Psalm 85 / Proverbs 9 / Galatians 5, 6
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Joshua 12-14 / Luke 8:1-39
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director