What the Bible Says About Music
As we wrap up our series on music next week,let’s discuss what does the Bible say about music?
Ephesians 5:19 “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.”
The book of Psalms is 150 songs of praise to God. Even when David starts out downtrodden, he turns to praising God before the end of the stanza.
The angels are described as singing praises to God throughout the scriptures.
Even instruments are used in worship throughout scripture:
- David played the harp
- Miriam played the frame-drum
- The Israelites played gold bells and pomegranates
- The angels played the trumpets
- A reed pipe was played by a group in 1 Samuel 10
- Levities played the lyre
- The House of David played cymbals
The scriptures are full with scriptures about singing praises and hymns to God. There are 64 verses about singing in the Bible and praising God.
For it to be mentioned this many times, it is important to our Lord.
However, we are not the only one singing and praising.
Zephaniah 3:17 says,
“The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.”
The Lord will rejoice over us with singing. He will watch over us, protect us and he delights in us. His love knows no abounds for us.
We couldn’t ask for more than God to send His son to die for us and rejoice over us with singing.
How do you serve God through song?