What’s in Your iPod?

~Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].

If you want to make a worldly teenager angry, all you have to do is take away her music! Music has always been used by the devil to separate kids from their parents. It creates a generation gap and it is getting worse as Jesus’ return gets closer. The words in songs today are words that no saved teen girl should be listening to or let alone speak.

So what is worldly music? It is any kind of music that does not glorify the Lord. That eliminates quite a bit, doesn’t it? Look at today’s verse: we are to have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness. Music definitely determines where the mind of a person will be. If you’re sad, you will listen to sad music. If you’re an angry person, you’ll listen to songs with angry lyrics.

Fellowship depicts a closeness, don’t you agree? If you’re talking to a stranger, you can hardly say you are having fellowship with her. However, if you are talking to your best friend, now THAT’S fellowship 🙂 Our text says that we should not be having any fellowship with things that are not Godly. That includes what we read, what we listen to or what we watch on television. Why would a born-again Christian watch movies that are filled with cursing and sex? These are unfruitful works of darkness. They don’t glorify God and, therefore, we should stay away from those things.

Listening to the world’s music is making yourself a friend (remember the word fellowship) with the enemy. You cannot be a friend to Satan and a friend to God, plain and simple. Anything that isn’t good and Godly is from the enemy. Do you think the enemy has good intentions for you? Do you think that the devil will lead you to be Godly? The devil doesn’t play fair and he will do whatever he can to distract you and draw you away from God. The Bible says he’s like a roaring lion looking to devour you! (1 Peter 5:8) Music is one of his tools. I only know of one person in my whole life that didn’t like music. Music affects everyone! It sets your mood – it’s the topic of conversations.

~2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

How can you be joined together (yoked) with something that is not from God if you are a true born-again teen girl? Unbelievers make the CD’s, unbelievers sing the songs, unbelievers sell them. The amount of money spent on the world’s music is unbelievable! The average person spends $500 per year on CD’s! Can you imagine how much that comes out to? Is it any wonder that so much emphasis is being made on promoting CD’s? The music industry only cares about your money – the devil cares about your soul and wants to destroy you. Music causes one’s defenses to come down. If you’re a Godly Christian young lady and you start listening to worldly music, you will soon stop reading your Bible. You will soon start talking back to your parents and dishonoring them. It won’t take long before you adopt the habits of the father of lies. (John 8:44) The average teenage girl has headphones on and is listening to music almost all of her waking moments. Even when she’s doing homework or her chores!

Be careful what you expose your mind and heart to, teen girl. What’s in your heart will come out of your mouth and will be reflected in your actions. If you listen to angry rap music, you will be an angry teenager and rebellious toward your parents. It’s inevitable. I speak from experience in this area! Music is a language of its own and every teenager knows the words to most every song that hits the market. But you ask them to quote a Bible verse and they struggle. This is a good gauge as to where your heart is, teen girl.

If you listen to country music song that talks about trying to “catch” a guy, you’ll eventually drop your Christian standards and you will dress and talk like the world to “catch” a guy. What you feed your mind and heart will be what you make as the foundation of your life.

~Matthew 12:34b … for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

I’ve never met a Godly Christian who listened to ungodly music. The two can’t go together. One is light and one is darkness! God will convict a Christian through His Holy Spirit. He will impress upon her heart that she really shouldn’t be listening to such things. Evil begets evil, teen girl. You can’t say you’re a true born-again Christian and yet listen to the world’s music. Something is wrong there.

Search your heart – ask the Lord to help you give up this addiction. And yes, it IS an addiction. You’ll find out only too soon when you try to give it up. The devil doesn’t want you to give up his music so he’ll make it hard on you. Throw out your worldly CD’s and replace them with Godly music. There are beautiful CD’s of hymns and Godly Christian music out there. One of my favorite artists that I love listening to Abigail Miller 🙂 Maybe you can start buying some of her CD’s. SoundForth has some really good music as well.

2 Corinthians 6:14b …For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?