We live in a time of mixed media messages. Music has become a very popular medium to relay people’s beliefs and moral codes. The part of this fact that is so unnerving is that music, unlike most things, is commonly remembered and thought of. Most anyone in our day and age has the lyrics of the biggest pop songs learned by heart. This is a dangerous factor, and let me tell you why…
Let me put you through a little quiz. I will assume that most of you reading this, regularly attend a church. I want you to think back to the past five weeks of sermons you heard in your church. Now, try to name the title of the message and the passage of scripture that was preached. Some people might think of one, and the exceptional ones out there might come up with two. Now, try to remember as many songs and lyrics as you can that were sung in public worship in the past five weeks. I don’t believe I need to to point out that you probably came up with more songs than messages. We as a culture are geared to remember things in song. For hundreds of years, folk tails have been passed down through song. We remember things better when they are accompanied by music.
Here is the point of all this. We as Christians must be very careful as to what we regularly listen to. Whether we think so or not, music effects us deeply. It effects the way we think, the way we interact, and even changes our moral code. If abused, we can greatly abuse the medium of music. So, I felt led to post what I have come to believe are five of the Godliest, praise-filled albums of our generation. I greatly encourage you to listen to them.
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” -Johann Sebastian Bach