God’s Musical Instrument!
Verse for Today: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Genesis 4:21 – (Jabal”s) brother was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute.
The world looks for escapism from reality. When the world of Cain lived under the cloud of Adamic and Cainic curse, they looked for ways to escape from the reality of sin through entertainment. So it is no wonder that their minds were drawn towards a wide variety of musical instruments and musical variations and reveled in musical orgies. In the backdrop of abominable things in their lives, they lived as if nothing was wrong and tried to involve in various types of entertainment to pamper their fleshly minds. Instead of learning from the experience of Cain and draw closer to God, they imbibed into their fleshly appetites and consoled themselves that everything was alright with them. The culture of Jubal prevailed over many centuries and led people into a life of great abomination to the extent of inviting serious punishment from God. But God gave them opportunity to repent of their puffed up lifestyle and sinful ways. ‘Jubalism’ was intense throughout the time when Noah preached, but the people’ keenness to entertainment would have left them with deafening ears. Today’s world resembles the times of Noah when they spend trillions on developing and enjoying a wide variety of music through the electronic media under the influence of Satan to hinder people from listening to the voice of God. When God expects man to use music to make melodies unto Him, Satan uses it to satisfy the fleshly appetites of man and sink him deep into wickedness. But the Spirit of God who spoke through Noah is speaking to man today to turn from his wicked ways and go to the Creator who wants to re-create him through Jesus Christ. God wants us to sing about our blessings and the exciting future we enjoy through Jesus Christ rather than use music as escapism from the misery and the pain that sin has brought us into.
Dear friend, are you seeking to forget your sinfulness and depression through entertainment and hide behind its revelries to cover up your eternal curse? Such a life will end up in hell where there will be no singing or musical instruments, but only bitterness, curse, weeping and gnashing of teeth. But if you give your life over to God, He will make you a spiritual musical instrument to sing about the grace and love of God. Your life will produce spiritual songs if you allow the Holy Spirit to fill your heart. You will then make melodies in your heart to the Lord for all that He has done for you. In all your situations, God will give you sweet songs of salvation to sing. Your life will then become a melody of hope which will echo through the dark alleys of this world to minister to the sad lives of the people of this world who are wallowing in their life of sin. There are a lot of people who have sunk into the music of the world and have ended their lives in the dark caves of this world. Many are dwelling in the corridors of Sodom and Gomorrah as they have become slaves of entertainment. But God is willing to give them songs to sing and find comfort in Him as they face the rough and tough realities of life. The entertainment world spreads its wild nets to capture and enslave the children of God. But the songs of praise in the hearts and mouths of God’s people will help them to live with hope and faith for a brighter tomorrow that is awaiting them. Today God invites you to His presence to come with brokenness so that He would remold you to be an instrument of His love to sing sweet songs of salvation.
Psalms 40:3 – He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Thought for Today
Worldly entertainment degenerate our souls whereas spiritual songs regenerate and revive us.
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