Music Soothes The Savage….

A famous misquote we all know is “music soothes the savage beast” but the accurate truth of the quote is from William Congreve and says, “music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak”.

The truth of music’s ability to be soothing goes back to the time of David, before he took possession of his kingship over Israel. At the time king Saul had been rejected by the Lord as a king for His people, and the Lord chose for Himself, a man after His own heart. Saul became tormented by a spirit of depression, and the only relief he found was when David would come and play his music for him. 1Sa 16:23  After that, whenever the bad depression from God tormented Saul, David got out his harp and played. That would calm Saul down, and he would feel better as the moodiness lifted.

The same effect holds for many of us today. When we have the weight of the world upon us, music blesses us, to lift the heaviness off of our shoulders. Music is a precious gift of God.

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