Music Philosophy in a Nutshell

A Child of God ought to have a music philosophy.  

It does not have to be complicated, but it should be based on Scripture.
Psalms 40:3  And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:
many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
Does my music reflect to my own heart and to others the new song that God has given me?

The above verse is my music philosophy in a nut shell. 

I like to summarize it this way:

  • My music should reflect my new nature. 
  • The words and/or sound that comes out of my mouth or my musical instruments should reflect a new song that God has put into my heart when He saved me! 
  • As this new song is reflected in my music and my praise is given to God, this will cause many to see it and fear and to trust in the Lord! 
  • By my song others should know who my God is!   

This is not an argument about whether certain music is right or wrong, but rather

Is it  clear to my own heart and to others  whether or not my music is showing forth the new song that God has given me?

Here is a good question:  

Would a child of the devil take his words and put them to the music of our great hymns and gospel songs? 
I rather doubt it!
Then why would a christian say it is OK to take our words and put them to the music that the world offers? 
What do you think?
He put a new song in my mouth
I’ll sing it o’er and o’er
Even praise unto our God
I’ll sing it more and more
I pray that many will see it and fear
May my life shine forth the Word
So that others will trust in the Lord
Because of what they’ve seen and heard.
~E.L. (based on Ps. 40:3)

 

Ellen

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson - April 15, 2015

Very interesting post. I plan to share it with my children. I’m very careful about what I listen to, but I want them to recognize the importance too. We must guard our own hearts and minds!

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    Ellen - April 15, 2015

    So glad you are sharing this with your children. We ought to base all we do on God’s Word. Thanks for coming by.

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Coupon Gal (Andi) - April 17, 2015

SO important for children (and adults) to base our minds on the Word of God – and our music too 😀

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Joy - April 19, 2015

Philippians 4:8, that’s my philosophy for more than music, but books, movies…. doesn’t necessarily mean I stick to nothing but “christian” stuff, although I’d like to point out, media of any sort isn’t christian or not, people are christian. Not nations, not stuff, people. But if any given media can’t stand up to Philippians 4:8, it shouldn’t be in my mind.

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    Ellen - April 20, 2015

    Good thoughts. I also like that verse: Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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