Scripture: Colossians 3:1-3
3 If then you were raised with Messiah, seek those things which are above, where Messiah is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Messiah in God.
People listen to music every day.
They listen to it whether they do so intentionally or just happen to run across it in the middle of their day’s activities.
Music comes to us from many, many sources. Internet, radio, TV, movies, CDs, commercials, church, events in the park, elevators (elevator music), professional offices, music streamed while you are on hold on the phone, etc, etc, etc… There is an almost infinite avenue to put a musician’s music in front of listeners and primarily for the two reasons of making a profit for the musicians and companies that sell their music AND to put the message of the music in front of people to sway them to the lyrics and message of the words and sounds.
There is an old saying “you are what you eat” and it is absolutely true with music.
If the human mind listens to music that is good, honest, uplifting, spiritual, and moral then the mind thinks those types of thoughts and what comes out of a person’s mouth and actions is more likely to be good, honest, uplifting, spiritual, and moral.
If the human mind listens to words and music that is stressful, bad, dishonest, degrading, unspiritual, and immoral then the mind tends to think those types of thoughts and what comes out of a person’s mouth and actions is more likely to be stressful, bad, dishonest, degrading, unspiritual, and immoral. They will tend to grow lax in their moral positions and accept immorality in many various ways. Once this happens, they become defenders of immorality in the various social circles of society and its politics, government, laws, etc.
Pretty soon, what was once unacceptable is now acceptable, even good, even defendable, even now a tenet of freedom.
Thus man, by what he puts his eyes and ears in front of is subject to the ideas of those messages and just like a frog or turtle in a pot of ever increasing water temperature, he becomes desensitized what was once offensive and untrue.
YHVH God created the universe and all that is in it.
He created things to work a very certain way and when we leave that way of His we walk on a path that leads to destruction of various levels.
It can be as simple as how women are treated in the lyrics of a song.
If that song is constantly speaking to the man of the lure of relationships with women outside of marriage or is speaking to the man of her body and drawing him to lust after women then that is what he is most likely to DO.
There is nothing wrong with a good love song. We see love between man and woman expressed in the Bible. God created a proper kind of love between a man and woman within the boundary of marriage in His Covenant Law. Anything in a song that speaks of a physical relationship with a woman outside of His Covenant is degrading to the woman.
Is it any wonder we see 10s of millions of women throughout the world abused, left pregnant and husbandless, divorced, and children cast into a life without a strong, moral, father figure?
It is the things we choose to surround ourselves with that affect our thinking and it is our thinking that ultimately determines how we live our lives, whether in right relationship to our Creator or in opposition to Him.
Choose this day who you will serve!
I encourage you to do away with music, movies, books, television – all media that would lead you into a life not pleasing to your Creator.
Think on things worthy of your thoughts not on things that lead to the destruction of others or yourself by separating you from your Creator.