Music’s Greatest Purpose

The Word

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; celebrate His lovely name with music. (Psalm 135:3)


Who doesn’t love music? It can stir deep emotions and express things we are unable to articulate on our own. It can help change a dull listless attitude into one of optimism. Martin Luther said, “I am strongly persuaded that after theology there is no art that can be placed on a level with music for besides theology music is the only art capable of affording peace and joy to the heart.”

Colossians chapter one tells us God made everything that exists and created for himself, “Everything was created through him and for him.” Wonderful and far reaching as music is in purpose and enjoyed by countless people over the centuries, it finds its highest value and purpose in worship to God.

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Praise him all creatures here below.

Praise him above ye heavenly host.

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” (Thomas Ken 1674)


I praise you, God, for your goodness today, and I will sing the song of life you have placed within my heart. Amen.

“For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” 


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