Music can calm people or it can arouse whole nations. It moves soldiers to bravery, punks to immorality, and the godly to worship. What is your music doing for you? More importantly, what should it be doing for you? What does God want music to work in you?
Some scholars say music began when man
made music because his dawning appetite for emotional communication and artistic expression . . . demanded satisfaction. (A History of Music, p. 4)
But wait. God says music rang out when He created the earth. To celebrate the laying of earth’s cornerstone, “the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy” (Job 38:7).
Music, then, existed before man. Music came from God.
As its Creator, what does God say about music?