The Development of Music in the Bible

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“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.  .  .  .  He hath made everything beautiful in His time” (Eccl. 3:1,11). God created us with senses, and He encourages us to enjoy nature through each of them. Food tastes good for our pleasure, the eye sees color and shapes for our enjoyment, and the ear hears a variety of sounds for our enjoyment and benefit. While we are born again and belong to a new creation, we do not cease to be creatures, whom God would have enjoy natural things. In this life we are never to be dead to nature, but we are to be dead to “sin” which still exists in our bodies. So music is one of those provisions of God for us to enjoy. But like everything else, Satan would beguile us into using what God has given in a wrong and sinful way. In this issue, we address the nature of music and some right times and ways for its use. We notice the difference between music and singing, and why singing has its place even in worship to God.
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