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The Noisy Cleaners
by Lynn Wallace
04/17/10
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They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them (Prov. 28:4).

I heard the terrible din of rock music outside. As my ears and my nerves nearly exploded, I left.

Two girls the previous night threw cake at each other instead of eating it. The cake stuck to the awning over my deck. “You clean this mess up,” I said.

The music blared as I commanded, “Cut that noise.”

“If we cut it out, we can't work,” they claimed.

Now I wish I had told them, “Either you turn off the music or leave. Forget about the deck.” If I had tried to listen to the words of this dreadful blast, we could have gone inside and discussed it.

God says He will give us wisdom in handling life's situations. However, I neglected prayer either for wisdom or for those two girls. I just wanted away from there.

This rotten music has permeated today's world. Nearly always, the people who listen to it turn it up to the top decibels. Dirty and vulgar words blare out. Witch doctors use its identical beat to drive out evil spirits. It drives animals crazy, yet human beings listen to it.

How can a Christian cope with rock music when it invades their world? Do they cope by assimilating it into their worship, calling it “gospel rock.” Some try this method, but music used to chase away evil spirits cannot be truly Christian; it is demoniac. This is not God's way of doing things, we can call it plainly by another name—compromise.

If we simply leave as I did when it invades our doorsteps, we act as cowards. God makes it plain that it is appropriate at such times to confront evil. Attempting to listen to the words and then discussing it, may help open eyes to the evil inherent in rock.

Let us be wise as serpents, yet gentle as doves when rock and other evils invade our premises.

Lord, hold me when rock music blares in my ears. How can I reach people for Christ who listen to it? Give me the wisdom I need. In Jesus’ name. Amen.



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