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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A to Z Challenge - M is for MUSIC


Hello there. Welcome to Entrepreneurial Goddess.
I am taking part in the 2014 A-Z Challenge - 26 posts on 26 days of April, with Sundays off. Today's letter is: M for Music [Click here to see my other AtoZ posts]

Since the beginning of time right down to today, music and melody have always served a purpose, be it on joyful occasions or in times of sorrow, but especially in worship of Jehovah God, the "happy God." (1 Timothy 1:11)

At Genesis 4:21, we learn of Jubal, the "founder of all those who play the harp and the pipe." At Exodus 15:1, 20, 21, there's Moses and the sons of Israel making music in praise to Jehovah for having delivered them out of Egypt by parting of the Red Sea. Think of the poetry found in the book of Psalms, many of which were composed and sung by the Bible's most notable musician, King David. Then there's the love poem in the Song of Solomon. The apostle Paul even gave instructions about singing and songs at Ephesians 5:18, 19 which states: "Also, do not get drunk with wine, in which there is debauchery, but keep getting filled with spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, praises to God, and spiritual songs, singing and accompanying yourselves with music in your hearts to Jehovah."

So what kind of instruments did they play? Well to name a few, there's the tambourine, harp, cymbal, trumpet, horn, bagpipe and zither. (Numbers 10:2; 2 Samuel 6:5; Daniel 3:5, 7)

*Scriptures ~ New World Translation Bible (2013) available to read/download free here

See you next time!
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6 comments :

  1. Music has always fascinated me; there is no practical reason why we would need it for survival, yet no culture seems to be able to exist without it. Lovely post!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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    1. Hello A Tarkabarka Holgy.
      You're right, music is not needed for survival, but is makes us happy and can be good to lift our spirits. Jehovah is, afterall, the" happy God" (1 Timothy 1:11). Music is His art. He has given us ears to enjoy listening to music and beautiful sounds (think of birds chirping in a beautiful garden). In addition, he has given us mouths to sing or compose music. (Exodus 4:11; 2 Samuel 6:15; Psalms 94:9) So we would want to show appreciation for this wonderful gift of music and use it to offer up praises to the One who gave it, Jehovah God.
      Thanks for taking the time to visit.

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  2. Cool. I was doing some research and I guess they have found some flutes that could be as old as 67,000 years. So right along with human civilization.

    Stopping by from the A to Z.

    --
    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches
    Ask an Atheist Day

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    1. Hello Timothy.
      That's very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is wonderful. Music is a core part of how I celebrate and praise God. I was discussing "church music" with some friends not too long ago. It is interesting that many people are insulted by the thought of drums in church, yet they are more biblically appropriate than an organ. I love it all, although guitars and drums allow my soul to celebrate even more!

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    1. Hello Melanie.
      I'm glad you like the music. Jehovah God did create us with ears to listen to and enjoy music. Music does indeed stir the emotions. That's why we just have to be very careful what we listen to and hear. I appreciate the comment. Thanks for stopping by!

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