Many people who want to know truth have rightly asked what the Bible says about music. The short of it is this. The Bible says about music what it says about all of life--approve those things that are excellent.
Philippians 1:10 tells us that the apostle prayed that the Philippians would approve things that are excellent. Our own children are either a confirmation or a discredit to what we have taught. Paul says that the Philippians were a confirmation of the gospel he had taught them. It is my prayer that our children will be a confirmation of the gospel of Jesus Christ and will approve those things that are excellent.
The apostle also said he was confident that God would complete the good work he had begun in the Philippians. I trust He will also complete what He has begun in our children.
To those of us who would grab hold of this concept and "force" it on our children, students, and followers in the area of music, are you prepared to apply it to all other areas of life?
Do you approve those things that are excellent in the area of eating? Do you only eat healthy foods? Do you ever over-eat? Are you, like me, carrying around some extra pounds? Let me remind us that by the same measure we judge others, we will be judged.
So you want your kids to apply "approving those things that are excellent" to their music? You apply it first in every area of your life! Then maybe they will follow.
Jan wrote 480 Days Ago (positive)1
GREAT BLOG! Our children are so young they at this point only listen to whatever mommy and daddy are listening to..... this blog is so true. When it comes time for them to decide on any issue including music I pray that they always choose Christ and His way and realize nothing outside of Christ and a Christian family is important. In saying that it is up to Matt and I to set the right example. I want and desire for my children to appove those things that are excellent in every area of thier life....music, dress, what they watch on TV, the church they attend, the bible that they choose to use, the standards and preferences that they have. I think as a Christian mom these thoughts cross my mind daily. A few weeks ago my daughter Rebekah brought a notebook to church with a pencil. She wanted to take notes like mommy does. Well the service started and the pastor put the title of the serom on a screen. Rebekah copied it down just like he had it and then eagerly tapped my on the arm to show me what she did. That warmed my heart, but also I began thinking in other areas is Bekah learning the right or wrong thing from me?1 point