I know many might wonder at this post but I only express a conviction from my relationship and life with God. I share this not to compel you to adopt it, but only in hope that you would keep an open heart and give a thought to what I have to say and see if it makes any spiritual sense to you. I am a great lover of music and before I got saved I was soooo into secular music, I have ears for lyrics and it only takes a couple of moments for me to pick up the words of any song and begin to sing along. And these songs had great negative impact on me.
From the raps with all the curse and hate words, to the mid-tempos with great but empty words that made no spiritual impact then to the rhythm and blues with all the sensual lyrics, I knew them all. One thing that I believe makes me avoid secular music is because I partied a lot growing up and those were the kind of songs we danced to with all the innate vices that went with them and now I do not want to have anything to do with that life. Below are a bit more detailed reasons why I do not do secular music any more:
1.They often remind me of the world and its lusts. Now I often cringe at the lyrics I hear and I shudder at the message they are propagating. They mostly have nothing good to offer.
2.I feel like if I listen and enjoy them I am no different from the world. With such sensual, curse and hate filled words, I don’t think I should have any business listening to, singing along or dancing to them.
3.I don’t know where or who the writer(s) got inspiration from. Since they do not serve God, I know He couldn’t have inspired them, no matter how great or harmless the lyrics appear to be.
4.I don’t know what kind off spirit the writer(s) or singer(s) carry. With the dossier of the secular musicians opening up now, I cannot help but wonder what spiritual kingdom they come from.
5.Most of the love songs were not sang with married couples in mind. I hear Christians say they sing some of those songs with their spouses in mind, but that was not the intent of the singer or the message they wanted to pass across. The songs were sang for lovers, whatever kind of lovers… There are very great godly love songs for married couples, if we take the time to look…
6.Most of the lyrics promote evil. Sensual songs will make one begin acting sensually, curse-filled songs will yield nothing good in the heart or life of anybody and neither would hate-filled songs. Most of these songs promote evil; some leading young people to commit suicide and some have affected most others negatively.
7.God does not get any glory out of them. The most important for me is that God is not mentioned or praised in these songs therefore He does not get any glory out of them. So I should have no business involving myself in anything that does not give God glory.
I may seem narrow minded but I only listen to pure gospel songs, those are the ones that God gets glory for…
So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (AMP) my emphasis
Let me end with an excerpt from a children’s Bible Song that applies to every believer:O be careful little ears what you hear O be careful little ears what you hear There’s a Father up above And He’s looking down in love So, be careful little ears what you hear
So how about you, what kind of songs do you listen to and why?
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