June 15th, 2018
Drowning the noise of Unholy Music
Amos 5:23-24 (KJB) Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. 24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
God is speaking to the nation of Israel in these scripture verses. However, these verses have applications for all believers and churches today.
God was speaking about people who were singing songs and hymns which were not godly in nature or from their heart. It is a sad fact in many churches in this present age that unholy songs are being sung and they are not the kind of music which honors and glorifies God. God is telling His people that He will not hear music that He abhors and considers noise.
Music that sounds like the world and wrongly points to mankind rather than the greatness of God should never be played in His house.
These verses, along with others, prove the point that there is both godly music and ungodly music certainly not pleasing to God’s ears. Knowing this, God is willing to let His judgment flow against such noise, along with His freely flowing streams of righteousness exalting godly music. His righteousness flows across this land towards those people and churches who are busy about making melodies, while others are clearly not standing musically in line with God according to what He has presented His Word for our precise musical measurement.
It is true, in the Bible, judgmental waters and streams of virtue flow from the top, or from heaven downward. God is willing to stream His judgment towards what He considers noise along with the flowing waters of righteousness for godly music. God’s virtue will always flow in a might stream across this land with His concluding judgment reserved until such time He has deemed for a final judgment of all things evil.