When people talk about their favourite kind of music, often they do not realize that to others it may sound like fingernails on a chalkboard.  No matter what kind of music you choose, there will be some who like it, and some who don’t.  I don’t think there is any kind of music that every person will like.  Neither is there any person who would admit to liking every kind of music.

    God, however, listens to music in a totally different fashion than we do.  He listens with His heart and not His ears.  It does not bother Him if we sing off key because He listens to our heart.  If our heart is right and we are singing praises to Him, He is pleased.

    Psalms 147:1 exhorts us to sing to Him.  “Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.”  Notice it suggests we sing praises, but doesn’t specify how, when or where.  Maybe we are just supposed to sing them from our heart, all the time and everywhere.  I think if we did that God would be pleased.  Try it without worrying what it may sound like to others.

Published by Ray Richards