Have you ever given careful thought to the music you listen to? God does. In the Bible we find the proper way to make use of songs and music. God's people used their songs and music to worship and praise him, to express joy and thankfulness (Read about it at
One good example of music used in the Bible can
be found in Jesus' parable of the lost son. When the son, who had sinned,
returned home to his father, the father was overjoyed. In his thankfulness,
his whole household celebrated with music and dancing (See
We should always be careful to make sure the music we make, listen to, and enjoy is pleasing to God. Read the following Bible verses concerning songs:
If we measure our music by the scriptures, we can be sure our songs are pleasing to God. If you are happy or thankful, show it through your music. Worship God with your songs. While it might not always be easy, Christians should always avoid any music which has words not pleasing to God. Does any of the music you listen to show disrespect for school, parents, teachers, authorities, or anyone else? Does it sing of hurting others or destroying things? Does it talk about life not being important or hating anyone? Does it sing about only doing and getting what you want? Does it say anything about revenge or getting even? None of that is pleasing to God, and it should be avoided in our music.
This Bible verse teaches that everything we do ought to be for Jesus, and that includes our music.
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