This is what the Bible says about music. In fact, there have been questions as; is music forbidden in Christianity? Or, is music allowed in the Bible? As you can see, these two questions have one solution. And that solution is found in this post. In fact, this solution brings about God’s purpose for music in Christian worships. In addition are other solutions proffered in some of our earlier publications. Click here to red them.
The Post Focus:
This post has focuses. These are anchored on certain of the issues raised on this post. Therefore, as you continue reading you will be able to find out how music was used as a weapon of war in the bible. And, then, the bible verses about musical instruments; you will then note what music is in actual fact according to the bible and the origin of music in the bible. These are to give solutions to the questions raised in the first paragraph of this post. And of course, then, is what the Bible says about Music.
Related Bible References:
We understand that you may not be with your Bible right here now. That’s why we have taken the pain to specify some bible quotations. Note also that some of the bible quotations re rephrased for originality sake.
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual sons. Singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Psalm 150 (3 -5)
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet. Praise him with the psaltery and harp.
In fact, praise him with the timbrel and dance. Then, praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
And, praise him upon the loud cymbals. And, praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Psalm 34 (1)
I will bless the Lord at all times. And, his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 130 (1,2)
Out of the depths have I cried unto thee. O Lord.
Lord, hear my voice. And, let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
Psalm 91 (1,2)
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High. The same shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress. My God. In him I trust.
This is what the Bible says about music
What the Bible says about Music:
Furthermore, going through the bible, you will find out that music has been part of human life right from the beginning of humanity. In fact, Jubal who is said to be the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe was mentioned in Genesis 4;21. That was in the fourth generation from Adam. Now, what does the Bible say about Music. Get them next.
The book of Psalms is one book of the bible that has the most references to music. The greatest songs and psalms were by Moses, David, and Solomon. References are Psalms 92, 95:1-2, 96:1-2, 101:1, 104:33-34, 146:1-2, and 150.
In fact, there are more musical Psalms than those quoted above. Please, is it possible for you to take some time in your daily devotions to discover them all!
Song lyrics in the bible:
Do you know that other songs were sung in the bible? In fact, throughout the Bible there are places were songs were sang. We have listed out some in addition to those in the book of Psalms:
Exodus 15 (1 + + )
Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord. And then spake, saying; I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously. The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation. He is my God. And I will prepare him an habitation. He is my father’s God. I will exalt him.
The Lord is a man of war. In fact, the Lord is his name.
Just read through…… Can you? But, let’s continue!
And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house. Then, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances. However, she was his only child. That means, beside her he had neither son nor daughter.
This is what the Bible says about music
1 Samuel 18:6–7:
Furthermore, and it came to pass as they came. That’s when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing nd dancing. And that was to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For He hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. In fact, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath done to me great things. And holy is his name.
And, as a matter of fact, His mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
So, He hath shewed strength with his arm. Again, he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seats. And has exalted them of low degree.
Furthermore, He hath filled the hungry with good things. And, in fact, the rich he hath sent empty away.
Now, it’s certain that He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy.
And that is as he spake to our fathers. That is to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
This is what the Bible says about music
Furthermore, they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof. That is because thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests. And, in fact, we shall reign on the earth.
Again, they sing the song of Moses the servant of God. That is the the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? This is because thou only art holy. In fact, all nations shall come and worship before thee. This is because thy judgments re made manifest.
As a matter of fact, following the references in the next paragraphs will convince you that singing in worship places have always been a tradition.
Jesus and his disciples sang in Matthew 26:30.
So when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
Paul and Silas in jail sang: Acts 16:25.
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed. Then, sang praises unto God. And the prisoners heard them.
Did you see one of a war fare here? Can you therefore face that challenge with hymns and praises?
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Singing; a Scriptural command:
These commands can be found in;
1 Chronicles 15 (19)
So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass. And more in 1 Chronicles 16 and 2 Chronicles 5:13.
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess. But be filled with the Spirit.
That means, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. And, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. With that, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. And, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? Then, let him sing psalms.
And 1 Corinthians 14:26.
How is it then, brethren? When ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
Now, what about other types of music?
Can this be seen as bad or good music? And, in actual fact, are there such things as good music as opposed to bad music? This has given rise to some debatable opinions in Christianity. In fact, some condemn the use of musical instruments. But this is the topic of our future post. Just bookmark this page for referencing.
However, the Scripture is clear about certain songs with particular motives and lyrics. Read these ones:
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
1 Corinthians 15:33,
Be not deceived. This is because evil communications corrupt good manners.
Furthermore, keep thy heart with all diligence. This is because out of it are the issues of life.
Are you through with admonitions on good songs? Then, it’s time to
search out from the following quotations, what is good songs for Christians to listen to.
Philippians 4:8, Colossians 3:2-5, Romans 12:2, And Daniel 3:5.
Were you able to do that? Please, do that before the next paragraph.
Other uses for music:
Here re a couple of other ways music was used in the Bible.
David played harps to soothe Saul during attacks from a harmful spirit. (1 Samuel 16:14–23).
Music was for mourning (Matthew 9:23) and celebration (Luke 15:25 and Nehemiah 12:27)
Relevant Prayer points:
These are broad prayer points that relate to music. These prayers re directed towards musicians, song leaders and all who use music to worship God. Pray for them for;
- Hard Times and Financial Prosperity
- Physical Health and Emotional Health
- Protection, Family and Spiritual Warfare
- Pray for their Workplace
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Summing Up on This is what the Bible says about music
This post has been able to proffer solution to these two questions; is music forbidden in Christianity? Or, is music allowed in the Bible? It has also demonstrated the origin and use of musical instruments in praises and worship. Then there wre evidences of how songs were used as weapons of war. And, I tell you it’s still an instrument of war up till today. You know what I am saying?
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