Does Music Influence You?

“So at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, harp, and lyre, in symphony with all kinds of music, all the people, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the gold image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.”

Daniel 3:7

Ponder This

The Babylonian orchestra began to play. There was incredible music. What does music do? Music touches the emotions. Music is a gift of God. We have great music in our churches today. And our hearts are stirred. We worship. We praise. We reflect. But the devil also knows the power of music, and Satan also seeks to use music to enforce his diabolical plans in the world. Satan is a master musician. In this passage, we see one example of how Satan used music to stir up opposition to God.

The Bible even speaks of Satan as having “timbrels and pipes.” (See Ezekiel 28:13.) When he speaks, it's like majestic music. His music can be hideously beautiful, or it can have a demonic beat, but he seeks to use it however he might.

  • How much influence does music have in your life?
  • Would you say the music you most often listen to glorifies God or glorifies someone or something else? How can you know?

Practice This

Listen to a few of your favorite worship songs today, reflecting on the words and bringing praise to God.