An old Jewish legend says that after God had created the world He called the angels to Himself and asked them what they thought of it. One of them said, “The only thing lacking is the sound of praise to the Creator.” So God created music, and it was heard in the whisper of the wind and in the song of the birds. He also gave man the gift of song. And throughout all the ages, music has blessed multitudes of people.
Music is one of those good things in life we take for granted. Yet, as is so often the case, the world has taken this good gift from God and used it for evil purposes. In our day we’re especially aware of its misuse and the shameful behavior so often associated with it. But good music is a blessing from the Lord. It soothes troubled hearts and motivates us to live for Christ. And through it we lift our hearts in praise to the Lord.
When we join voices with fellow believers we lift our hearts in hymns of praise, we honor the Lord, edify our brothers and sisters in Christ, and bring joy to our own lives. – Richard W. De Haan
No music so please God as the heartfelt praises of His saints.
- May 16, Vol. 1, Our Daily Bread