KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 5:19 KJV Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
In our last study we concluded that it is not the fact that God is mentioned in a song that makes it a gospel song. There are various categories of Christian songs. There are songs of gospel, worship, praise, prayer, consecration, faith and many more. You must always know the kind of song you are singing. Psalms 47:7 KJV “For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding”. In a time of worship, you do not sing a prayer song. It is a moment of worship and all the songs should express worship. At such a time you do not bring a song that is asking God for something. (except the Holy Spirit inspires you to do that) You may do that when the prayer session has begun.
There are certain songs that appear scriptural, yet in actual fact they destroy one’s faith. The Lord assured us in Matt 28:20″… lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the age”. This is not a word of promise. It is a statement of fact. It is therefore unscriptural and a destruction of your faith to sing that the Lord Jesus should be with you. He is already with you, because the scripture has said that. There are a number of songs that are not prayers but complaints against God. When you sing a song like, “O God why are you making me suffer this way? “This is complaining. The word says in all things give thanks. (1st Thess 5:18) Complaining is unscriptural. (Philipp. 2:14). Well, God our Father is not the cause of your suffering.
I once heard a song that said,” if God takes care of me and brings no trouble to me, I will then thank Him or praise Him”. This kind of thing is an insult unto God. It is an insult on His nature and wisdom. God is good all the time and perfectly wise. If He should allow challenges, it comes to fulfill His purposes in your life. Don’t just sing a song because others are singing it, check for its scriptural correctness. How can one avoid singing wrong and unscriptural songs?
Just know the scriptures and apply them to everything you hear or do. Note: a song is a confession, and wrong confessions can cost you dearly.
Dear father, may your church be enlightened in your word and to apply it in every aspect of her life. May the Spirit stir the church to do all things with understanding.
1Thess 5:18 KJV” In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”.
Philippians 2:14 KJV” Do all things without murmurings and disputings”: