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Noise of War

Exodus 32:17-18, “And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.”

At this time, the children of Israel are in the wilderness. Moses had gone up to Mt. Sinai to talk with the Lord. On his way down, he met with Joshua. Joshua thought that he heard the sound of war in the camp, but Moses told him that was not the case. Moses said that the noise that Joshua heard was the sound of people singing.

It is a sad thing that Joshua could not distinguish the sound of singing from the sound of war. The reason is that there wasn’t much difference between the two. The children of Israel were not singing to the Lord. They were singing the songs of the world.

A major problem with “Christian” music today is that it resembles the music of the world in its sound. I don’t care if it mentions Jesus. If it sounds like the world, it is unacceptable. Some Christians do not have any filter for what they listen to. They don’t think there is anything wrong with the world. Oh, they cannot be more mistaken. Our music ought to be Godly; it ought to be holy. How is your music today Christian? Is it honoring and pleasing to God? If you have any questions regarding music, please do not hesitate to use the “Contact” section above. I would happen to give you Biblical principles on music.

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