Do you think there is bad music or songs?
Can you think of some examples?
Music is so good for us. The Bible tells us that there are many ways to praise God and music is one of them.
"Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!"
"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!"
"A Psalm of David. I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music"
As you can see music is ok, the question is when is it not ok?
For mommy I use the Bible as my standard so if a song is saying opposite things than what God word say that is how I determine to not listen, dance or sing it.
This is hard as there are so many songs with a very ketchy beep to it. However I have to remember that although I live in this world I follow God not what is popular and ketchy. I have to remember that Romans 12:2 says that I must not conform to the patterns of this world.
So when I am listening to a song I ask myself, will I listen to this if Jesus was standing in front of me? I am still growing in this area.
Here are some examples, if a song has filthy language I don't listen to it, if it makes bad choices seem like good choices I don't listen to it.
Honestly this is one area that I have to apply James 1:5 constantly because I love music and I can sometimes get so caught up in it that I am completely unaware of what I am dancing or singing.
Lets pray to ask remember James 1:5 and pray that God gives us wisdom to what type of music we should not listen to.