Archive for November, 2020

By Chad Daugherty

Is music important to God? It is a question that is debatable to some people. There are some people that feel there is no reason to sing songs to a deity that you cannot see. Even if you do, does He listen? In fact, there are some denominations that prohibit the use of musical instruments and only allow singing in cappella. Though some may debate this subject, I believe it is clear that music is important to God and the reason why is clearly demonstrated in the Bible.

Did you know there are at least 185 songs in the Bible? Battles, coronations, funerals, cities being sacked, and seas splitting up—you can find songs in the Bible for all kinds of occasions. Granted, 150 of these songs are in the book of Psalms, which actually is a songbook written by many Israelite leaders over the centuries. Six more of these songs come from the other two songbooks of the Bible: Song of Solomon and Lamentations. Also, you can find approximately 35 more songs, chants, dirges, and hymns scattered across the Old and New Testaments.