Though we all love music, we should not listen to every kind of music out there. We should be selective in our playlists. The reason why we are to select music is owing to the fact that not every music is uplifting to the soul. There is a set of music that has no regard for the ethic; it endorses doing evil, instead. Sadly, this set is so popular that almost everybody likes it. So, we all get caught up in it. As a matter of fact, on one occasion, while traveling, I heard a woman condemning playing obscene music in a minibus. She no longer wanted to hear it. So, she suggested that the music should be stopped. But the driver did not take heed to her request, he deliberately continued playing it in such a way that she got caught up in the track and started singing it. The other passengers and I, then, got shocked at her singing it. Did you notice how weird this was? Though she initially hated the music, she later sang it enthusiastically. So, I started wondering why she had had that abrupt behavior. I then discovered that no matter how much you initially hate music, you gradually come to like it as long as you listened to it. Though this is particularly good for good music, frequent listening to bad music may have a bad impact on you, as you may find yourself repeating those words; as it is widely known, the more you repeat something, the more it enters your life. So, I wonder, “Which kind of music is your favorite? Does it encourage you to do good? Or to do evil? Why do you like it?” Each of us should answer these questions.
Similarly, King Saul experienced the power of music in his life. In his struggles, he learned to make good use of music. Basically, when the king was shaken by an evil spirit, he would send for David to play a harp for him. Surprisingly, the spirit would go away at the playing of David (1 Samuel 16:14-16, 23). What a powerful healing of the music! Unlike Saul, we listen to music just to be misled by its evil. If only we could use music for good purposes!