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God loves music! Musical praise surrounds him (Revelation 5:9, 12). He sings with joy over His beloved children (Zephaniah 3:17). He hears the music in our souls (Psalm 108:1).

David, an accomplished instrumentalist and a man after God’s own heart, wrote over 70 Psalms — songs that have praised God for millennia.

So sing! Dance! Lift your voice in praise and “make a joyful noise unto the Lord!” (Psalm 98).

Music can open the heart to hear God more clearly

2 Kings 3:15

But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.

My love of the Lord is reflected in my music

Psalm 100:1-2

Shout for joy to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness. Come before his presence with singing.

Music makes all celebrations better

Luke 15:23-25

“Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let’s eat, and celebrate; for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.” Then they began to celebrate. Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

Music enhances joyful worship

1 Chronicles 15:15-16

The children of the Levites bore God’s ark on their shoulders with its poles, as Moses commanded according to the LORD’s word. David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers as singers with instruments of music, stringed instruments, harps, and cymbals, sounding aloud and lifting up their voices with joy.

The Holy Spirit inspires my heartfelt musical praise

Ephesians 5:18-19

Don’t be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.

Heartfelt songs of praise are an ideal way to start the day

Psalm 108:1-3

My heart is steadfast, God. I will sing and I will make music with my soul. Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn. I will give thanks to you, LORD, among the nations. I will sing praises to you among the peoples.

I can sing God’s praises anywhere, in any conditions

Acts 16:25

But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

God refuses to listen to the music of the unjust and unrighteous

Amos 5:23-24

Take away from me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like rivers, and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Music is an excellent way to help memorize Bible texts

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord.

God Himself sings when He is happy

Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD, your God, is among you, a mighty one who will save. He will rejoice over you with joy. He will calm you in his love. He will rejoice over you with singing.

All nature sings God’s praises

Isaiah 55:12

For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace. The mountains and the hills will break out before you into singing; and all the trees of the fields will clap their hands.