Yesterday I read a great article from Bob Jennings over at I’ll Be Honest about Good Music.
He writes… Music is big in our world, both sacred and secular. It is big in importance; it is big in industry. We have a very musical world. Music is a marvel often taken for granted. Cows can’t make music. Frogs and birds come closer. But man is musical. Angels are musical, as it is written, Job 38:7 The morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy.
He goes on to say… The point of music is not that you have music and you want to adorn it with words, but rather that you have a message and want to adorn it with music. If the musician can’t get his message across by turning the music down or voice up, then how will the church be edified? How will another say “amen”, as it is written,
1 Corinthians 14:16 … how will the one who fills the place of the ungifted say the “Amen” at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying?
Mr Jennings ends the article with these words… Now, it must be admitted that there are gray areas in music. It is an art, not a hard science like math, though God has more math in it than most realize. Each song must be analyzed. And, as we go on in the Christian walk, our tastes and choices are purified. We grow. This is the way of grace. There is much to learn.
Read the entire article on Good Music Here… You won’t be disappointed.
I will praise the name of God with a song
and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria