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.
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)