A Preacher’s Misconception
Topic: Living to please God
Tonight will be the last post about music. We will be learning and looking deeper into what it is about music that gets us away from God. Last time we learned about why it is important to listen to the right music and learning about why music is more than music. If you have not read the last two about music then I suggest you read those two before you read this one. Time is at hand and we need to get our minds on God at all times and remember music is a way to either keep our mind on God or distract us from God. Without further ado, let’s get into tonight’s lesson.
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen. Let us take a look at two scriptures for tonight.
Let us take a look at two scriptures for tonight.
Tonight’s lesson will be coming from 2 Thessalonians 3:6
2 Thessalonians 3:6-Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
I love this scripture because for me I do not and will hang around a lot of people (Literally) I know some people say they don’t fool with a lot of people but we all know what they really meant lol. When it comes to music we do know that the people you hang around with like the same music. For me, I will only hang around people who likes gospel music and who has a relationship with God. Why? simple answer because when you hang around with people who also likes the wrong music then you will begin to do what they do. As I have mentioned before rap music from rappers like Lil Wayne, Drake, and so on all talk about violence, hatred, killing, drugs, and women. When you hang around those types of people that is what they will be doing drugs, cursing, smoking talking about women and such. Music is designed to get us away from God if it is not the right music. I do want to quickly point out that the reason why a lot of children are disrespectful and dancing provocative and such is that of the music the parents listen too. Secular music cannot promote praise and worship and the teaching to your children or any child. I have noticed a lot of things have changed for me when I found the truth and to be honest you think being on the streets is hard how about being a Christian? Surround yourself with the right people who wants to help you grow and who wants to help you be successful in your walk with Christ.
For the last scripture tonight we will be talking about Matthew 18:9
Matthew 18:9-And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.
Alright so now we know what kind of effect music can have on us and its influences, this scripture tells us that it is better to stop what we are doing than to continue and end up in hell. Music has a very powerful effect on us. Music also shows and helps us and directs us into the way we should live from teaching us what is right and what is wrong. Now music is the eye in this scripture because of what the music causes us to do. I know its hard at first to step away from such things because you have grown up on such music but I am telling you that you can because I have been there before. Music will drag you down to hell. The people you hang out with will drag you down to hell. choose wisely who you associate with not everyone is for you.
I do want you to understand because you are a Christian does not mean that you can only listen to gospel. You can listen to gospel rap, pop music depending on what the lyrics say, R&B love music, jazz, country, and blues. Do not be deceived by what others around you are saying they will lead you to hell. This here marks your first step to changing your life when you have done what I have done and deleted all music that is against God. All rap music must be deleted. It may take you some time but DO NOT TAKE FOREVER! When you delete it then your process begins. All CDs that you have also should be thrown away. Trust me this has helped me in my learning about music and now I only listen to Gospel, a little R&B, and Jazz music. Take this from me music will either keep you in the will of God or it will take you away from God. Until next time be Safe and Be Blessed everyone.