Topic: What Do You Sing?
[DCLM Daily Manna Monday July 9, 2018]
Text: Psalms 101:1-8 (KJV)
Key Verse: “I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing” (Psalms 101:1)
Music is said to be food for the soul. It plays a vital role and has a controlling effect on one’s life. The music one sings and listens to could control one’s personality, yet not all musics appeal.
The psalmist understood the importance of music to man; hence, he took a balanced and godly decision on the song that mattered to him. His resolve was to have his songs focused on God and His righteousness to set the direction of his life. He knew it will be inconsistent to sing righteous songs and then do things that are ungodly.
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One of the blessings of singing godly music is that it governs our thoughts and keeps us from sin. Holy songs encourage a perfect walk with God. It inspires the singer to redouble his efforts to walk blamelessly before God in everything he does. A Christian is identified by the music he listens to. He does not delight in worldly music that glorify the devil and gratify the flesh. Christians should only listen to music that honour God and have powerful impact on not only the singer, but also on the listener.
Lewd lyrics and ungodly music appeal to the fancies of the world, which is ready to impose them on others. These should be off limits to heaven-bound souls. A child of God must always sing and proclaim convicting songs. One can witness through singing sobering Christian music that attract sinners to listen to the gospel. It draws the listener to carefully consider the words and enables the Holy Spirit do His work in the listener’s heart, bringing him to conversion.
Thought For The Day: Glorious music is the tonic of the soul.
Bible Reading In One Year: Isaiah 1-4