Daily Devotional
Music’s Powerful Influence

“…bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

2 Corinthians 10:5

Ponder This

Satan is waging a battle to control the thought life of America’s teenagers. The typical teenager listens to an average of 10,500 hours of music from the seventh to the 10th grade. That’s only 500 hours shy of all the time spent in school from first through 12th grade!

Do you have any idea of the fatalism that is bombarding the airwaves of young people’s heads every day? The National Education Association estimates that a percentage of the 5,000 teenage suicides we have in America every year is caused by the fatalistic music of today’s youth. Somebody has said, “You let me write the songs that a nation sings, and I don’t care who makes its laws.”

Practice This

Are there teens in your life? If so, spend some time this week talking with them about the music they listen to and the healthy choices they need to make to take back the ground that Satan is trying to conquer with his onslaught of fatalistic music.


Real Truth Never Changes

Real truth never changes, and the truth about government is that it is God who ordains it, leaders who are responsible for it, and citizens who are accountable to it. The privilege of being called Americans comes with significant responsibilities—to God, to each other, and to the world.