- Published on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 09:27
- Written by Nick Costello
Part 1 I am beginning a new series of teachings based on my book: Kiss What? Exposing What God And Satan Think About Your Music And Worship. This series is lengthy and will be a great tool for personal or group bible study. Read Daniel Chapter 3. It is a wonderful story about three young Christian champions for God: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Our study will revolve around their personal relationship with God. God has a plan for your life and your personal love relationship with him. “All things were created by God and for him.” (Col. 1:16 NIV) You were created by God, to experience a personal love relationship with him and be used by God for his purposes. That’s awesome.
What does God require of you? “He requires you to fear him, to live according to his will, to love and worship him with all your heart and soul, to obey the Lord’s commands and the laws I am giving you today for your own good.” (Duet. 10:12-13 NLT) God has a small problem. Too many young people (adults too), claim to be Christians, but they’re not really reflecting Christ to those around them. They blend in to fit in. Many compromise with how God wants them to live as taught in the Bible. They copy their friends, not Jesus. They’re involved in things God says aren’t right for Christians. Is that you? One area of compromise is in their music listening and entertainment viewing habits. Do you find pleasures in the things God says aren’t right for Christians, things God calls evil, wicked and ungodly? If so, you grieve the heart of God and can open yourself up to be influenced by demonic powers. Do you find pleasures in the things God says aren’t right for Christians, things God calls evil, wicked and ungodly? If so, you grieve the heart of God and can open yourself up to be influenced by demonic powers. You give the devil an opportunity to influence how you think and act, leading to sin and disobedience to God.
Once you’re saved, Satan takes his focus off keeping you from heaven and on to rendering you useless and effective for God. He’ll do all he can to lure you away from God, the things of God and abuse you to be a poor representation of Christ on earth. When you participate in what God calls evil, wicked and ungodly, its call sin and disobedience. It grieves the Holy Spirit of God. “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire. Avoid every kind of evil.” (1 Thess. 5:19-22 NIV)
Where are you in your love relationship with Jesus Christ today? Are you loving and following Jesus with all your heart? You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” (Mark 12:30 NLT) Does God have all your heart and every area of your life? Does God have your music? Do your music listening habits bring honor and glory to God? Does your music please God? Your music listening habits are on trial in this series. Regarding this area of your life, does God have all your heart and worship or does the devil have a piece, too? The Holy Spirit of God is the judge, not me. Let’s follow the three young champions for God and find answers to those questions.
Further scriptures for study: 1 John 2:6, Eph. 5:1, Rom. 6:23, 1 Tim. 6:17, 2 Peter 1:3, John 6:35