An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, July 25, 2022

More Than Troubled

(Pro 25:20 KJV)  As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

As I pointed out a few years ago the English word “heavy" (troubled NASB) (7451a) means “evil”.  That is the correct translation and a correct translation helps us understand what is going on here.  At first this seems confusing.  We have been told that we can use music to calm a person down.  I know that singing to an upset baby can help to settle them down and bring on sleep.  That is not what this is talking about.

Music is not a cure for evil.  In itself music as a genre is neutral but can be used for good or evil.  It can manipulate or be an expression.  It is only temporary.  If a person is dealing with evil in their hearts they may calm down with the right music but what they really need is the grace of God to work in their hearts.

So?  Don’t write off music but realize that the issues of life are deeper than a simple fix. 

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