Not all music is bad and I don’t want to give the impression that we must only listen to Christian music. We do however have to be aware of the dangers of some music that can have a negative influence on our lives. We are living in an age when songs of anarchy, rebellion, sex, violence, satanic worship and drug abuse are on the increase and the devil has an agenda using music to portray this as an acceptable lifestyle to this generation.
Music is a powerful entity that affects our lives. Much scientific evidence exists today to confirm that music has the ability to affect our soul (mind, will and emotions), and body. There is nothing new about this connection between music and health, and it has been known from Biblical times. The lyrics used in songs also affect us because we are influenced by what we constantly hear and confess.
Music can influence a person’s thoughts and moods and possibly their health. Listening to the wrong type of music could have a negative effect on our health and well-being. We must exercise our common sense, be led of the Holy Spirit, and possibly also seek advice from those in leadership when it comes to what music we should or should not listen to. The incident of David ministering to king Saul with his harp is worthy of note.
And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him. 1 Samuel 16:23.
From this scripture we can observe the following:
Notice in 1 Samuel 16:18 “…the Lord is with him (David).”
The music David played was not for Saul but for God. God manifests Himself in the praises of His people (in this case David) and Saul benefited because he was in the presence of David (Psalm 22:3).
But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3.
Today there are many documented accounts of healings which have taken place in an atmosphere of praise and worship. There are also testimonies from people who, while listening to praise and worship music at home, have been healed.
It is important for us to fill our homes with praise. There are many good products for our benefit today to suit all tastes, from instrumental praise and worship to scripture set to music, from children’s praise to classical, christian jazz, rock and pop music.
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