A morning paper told a tragic story. A young family finished their evening meal and headed off to bed. Mom had forgotten to turn the gas stove completely off. As the family slept, poisonous gas crept into the bedrooms of each family member. With each sleeping breath, they unknowingly inhale the deadly, poisonous gas. Before the home exploded, the whole family had died in their sleep from breathing the toxic fumes.
What toxic fumes are you slowly breathing into your body, the home God lives in?
You may not be sleeping, unable to detect the danger, but your heart and mind has gone to sleep, unable to hear the Holy Spirit warning you of the potential danger you face by allowing the poisonous fumes from Satan’s kingdom to seep into your heart and mind through the messages in your ungodly music.
You say, “I don’t listen to the lyrics. I just like the beat. Nothing bad is happening to me or to my relationship with God.” I say to you… nothing YET! God warns us in the Bible we need to guard what we allow into our hearts and minds. There is a spiritual and physical principle that is true in life. You reap what you sow, more than you sow, later than you sow. God warns us, “Don’t be misled. Remember, you can’t ignore God and get away with it. A man (or woman) will wrap just the kind of crop he sows. If he sows to please his own wrong desires, he will surely reap a harvest of spiritual decay and death, but if he plants the good things of the Spirit; he will reap the everlasting life which the Hoy Spirit gives him.” (Gal. 6:7,8 LB)
This is God’s truth. It doesn’t matter what you believe. God says if you plant things into your heart and mind or feed on things he calls evil, wicked and ungodly; you will suffer spiritual, emotional, mental and even physical decay, destruction and even death. But, if you feast on the things that honor and please God, clean, healthy, God-honoring food, you will find the life of God grow in you. You will experience him in a deeper and more intimate way. You will please God.
God loves you. But, does he love the music you listen to? Are you allowing the poisonous fumes of Satan’s kingdom to seep into your heart and mind or the good things of God? Is your music healthy food or rotten food?
How healthy are you spiritually? Do you have wrong thoughts run through your mind? Is sin looking attractive to you? Are you struggling emotionally or in some relationship or in your relationship with God
My friend… check out your music. What is it saying? What seed is being planted into your heart and mind? Perhaps… you struggle because the seed is poisoned. You say nothing bad is happening to you?
Nothing….YET! Don’t ignore God if he is speaking to you about your music and entertainments. Honor God and get them right with him!