Take Away From Me The Noise

Take Away From Me The Noise

In previous posts I have written about how I can’t find any verses in the Bible where music is condemned or categorized as evil.

Then I came across this verse:

Amos 5:23

Take away from me the noise or your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen.

When I first read this I wrote a note to myself listing this verse and then shoved the note in my composition book.   I pulled it out a couple of weeks later and read the verse I thought maybe I finally found a verse where music is condemned.  But then I went back and read the verse in its context.

Read it below as part of Amos 5:18-24: Continue reading

A Prophesy For Today

A Prophesy For Today

Amos 5:11-12

Therefore because you trample on the poor
and you exact taxes of grain from him,
you have built houses of hewn stone,
but you shall not dwell in them;
you have planted pleasant vineyards,
but you shall not drink their wine.
For I know how many are your transgressions
and how great are your sins—
you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe,
and turn aside the needy in the gate.

Amos is talking about the rulers and high priests of his time but he could walk through a time portal, emerge on the other side today and utter these same words.  These verses would be as true today as they were when they were written. Continue reading