Bible verses about "listening to secular music" | Thomson

1 Samuel 15:23

23 Because divination is a sin, the consulting Theraphin bringeth sorrow and distress: because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, therefore the Lord hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.

Psalms 150:1-6

1 An Alleluia. Praise God in his holies; praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his abundant majesty: 3 praise him with the sounding trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and kithara: 4 praise him with the tympanum and chorus: praise him with stringed instruments and organs; 5 praise him with soft sounding cymbals: praise him with the cymbals of triumph: 6 let every breath praise the Lord. Psalm 151 N.B. There is in the Septuagint another Psalm, with this title: This Psalm on David was written by himself in prose, when he fought in single combat with Goliath. I was little among my brethren, and the youngest of my father's family. I fed my father's flocks. My hands had made an organ; and my fingers had tuned a psaltery. But who will tell my Lord. My Lord himself heareth. He sent his messenger and took me from my father's flocks and anointed me with anointing oil. My brothers were comely and great; but the Lord did not delight in them. I went out to meet the Philistine, and he cursed me by his idols. But I drew his own sword and cut off his head, and took away reproach from the children of Israel.

Matthew 5:16

16 Thus let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father who is in heaven.

Romans 12:1

1 therefore I exhort you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living, holy, acceptable sacrifice to God as your rational, religious service;

Romans 1:1-32

1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised heretofore by his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 concerning his son, [him who was of a seed of David with respect to flesh 4 him who was determinately marked out as son of God by a power, according to a spirit of holiness, of rising up from the dead,] 5 [namely]] Jesus Christ, our Lord, by whom we have received favour and an apostolical mission, that for his name there may be an obedience of faith among all the nations, 6 among which you indeed are called ones of Jesus Christ 7 to all who are at Rome, beloved of God, called and consecrated; favour be to you, and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 In the first place, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your belief is celebrated throughout the whole world. 9 For God, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his son, is my witness how incessantly I make mention of you, intreating always in my prayers 10 that by the will of God I may at length have some how a favourable opportunity to come to you. 11 For I long to see you that I may impart to you some spiritual gift for your establishment, 12 that is, to partake of consolation among you by the faith which is mutually in us, both yours and my own. 13 Now, brethren, I would not have you ignorant that I have hitherto been hindered, though I have often heretofore purposed to come to you, that I might have some fruit among you even as among the other nations. 14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and barbarians, to both the learned and the unlearned, 15 so that as far as it rests with me, I am ready to publish the glad tidings to you also who are at Rome. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of the Christ; for it is the power of God for salvation to every one who believeth, to the Jew in the first place, and also to the Greek. 17 For by it there is revealed a justification of God's appointment because of belief, that we may believe. As it is written, "But the just shall live because of belief: 18 for the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of the men, who by unrighteousness repress truth. 19 Because that which is to be known of God is manifest among them, for God hath manifested it to them; 20 for his invisible attributes, both his eternal power and divine majesty, being thought upon, are from the creation of the world clearly discoverable by the things made, so that they are without excuse 21 because when they knew God, they did not glorify him as God, nor give him thanks, but became vain by their ill- grounded reasonings, and their foolish heart was darkened; 22 pretending to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for an image representing coruptible man, and birds, and four footed beasts, and reptiles; 24 therefore God delivered them up, by the desires of their own hearts, to impurity, that by themselves their own bodies might be dishonoured. 25 They changed the truth of God for a falsity, and worshipped and served the creature, and not the creator who is blessed forever, Amen: 26 therefore God gave them up to infamous passions; for even their women perverted the instinct of nature; 27 and in like manner the males also leaving the sex, were inflamed with desires towards each other, which they most shamefully indulged, men with men, and received in themselves the retribution which was justly due to their error. 28 And as they did not search out God to have constantly a due sense of him, God gave them up to an undiscerning mind to do things unseemly, 29 filled as they were with all manner of injustice, lewdness, maliciousness, covetousness, mischief, being full of envy, murder, contention, fraud, evil habits; being whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, insulters of men, insolent, boastful, inventors of evils, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, covenant breakers, void of natural affection, implacable, unmerciful. 32 Some having recognised God's law, That they who do such things deserve death, not only do the same things themselves, but have even a complacency in them who commit them;

Hebrews 5:14

14 and this strong food is for full grown men, who by long practice and exercise have their senses improved for the discernment of both good and evil.

Ephesians 5:3

3 And let not fornication, nor uncleanness of any sort, nor inordinate desire, be so much as named among you, as becometh saints;

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, if I have not love, I am but a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal; 2 and though I have a gift of prophesy and understand all the mysteries and all this knowledge; and though I have all that faith, so as to remove mountains; if I have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I distribute all my substance to feed the poor, and deliver up my body to be burned, if I have not love, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Love is long suffering; it aboundeth in kindness. Love is not envious. Love is not insolent: it is not puffed up. 5 It doth not behave itself unbecomingly. It is not self interested. It is not easily provoked. It placeth not the evil to account. 6 It rejoiceth not in iniquity, but shareth in the joys of truth. 7 It beareth all things. It believeth all things. It hopeth all things. It endureth all things patiently. 8 Love never faileth. But as for prophecies, they will be out of use. As for languages, they will cease: As for science, it will be done away. 9 For we now know in part and prophesy in part, 10 but when perfection is come, there will a stop be put to that which is in part. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I thought as a child, I reasoned as a child; but when I became a man, I put a stop to childish things. 12 For we now by means of a mirrour see a representation of things; but we shall then see face to face. I now know in part; but I shall then know as I am known. 13 Now then these three, faith, hope and love, will remain; but love is the greatest of the three.

1 Samuel 16:7

7 But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, nor the height of his stature, for I have rejected him: for God looketh not superficially as man looketh; for man looketh at the outward appearance, but God will look to the heart.

Mark 4:24

24 Moreover he said to them, Consider what you hear. With whatever measure you deal out, you shall receive; and to you who are attentive more shall be given.

Ephesians 5:1-33

1 be ye therefore imitators of God as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, as an3 offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour. 3 And let not fornication, nor uncleanness of any sort, nor inordinate desire, be so much as named among you, as becometh saints; 4 nor obscenity, nor foolish talking, nor jesting about things which are unbecoming; but rather thanksgiving. 5 For this you know that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor lewd libertine, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with vain discourses; for on the account of these things the wrath of God is coining on these children of disobedience, 7 be not ye8 therefore partakers with them. 8 For you were formerly darkness, but being now a light in the Lord, walk as children of light 9 [for the fruit of this light consists of goodness and righteousness and truth of every sort] 10 proving what is well pleasing to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them: 12 for as to the things done by them in secret, it is shameful even to mention them. 13 But all these reprehensible things are exposed to view by the light. For it is light which exposeth every thing to view; 14 therefore it is said, "Awake thou who sleepest and arise from the dead and the Christ will shine upon thee. 15 Take heed therefore how circumspectly you walk, not as unwise, but as wise, 16 redeeming the time. Because these are evil days, 17 therefore be not without understanding, but intelligent with regard to what is the will of the Lord. 18 And be not intoxicated with wine in which there is debauchery, but be filled with the spirit 19 when: you are speaking to one another, when with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs you are singing and making melody with your hearts to the Lord: 20 and give thanks on all occasions for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to the God and Father. 21 Be subject to one another in the fear of God. 22 Wives, be subject to your husbands as to the Lord; 23 because the husband is the head of the wife, even as the Christ is the head of the congregation. He indeed is the saviour of the body; 24 but as the congregation is subject to the Christ, so let wives be to their husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands love your wives, even as the Christ loved the congregation, and gave himself up for it, 26 that having purified it with the bath of the water, he might hallow it; indeed 27 that he might present it to himself as the glorious congregation, having neither spot, nor wrinkle, nor any defect whatever; but that it may be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same manner husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loveth his wife, loveth himself. 29 Now no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord doth the congregation, 30 because we are members of his body; of his flesh and of his bones. 31 Instead of this, "a man will leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and they two will be one flesh," 32 this is the great mystery, I mean in regard to Christ and the congregation. 33 However with regard to you individually, let every one love his wife as himself, and let the wife reverence her husband.

2 Corinthians 6:14

14 Form no associations with unbelievers; for what fellowship is there between righteousness and unrighteousness? What communion hath light with darkness?

Ephesians 5:19

19 when: you are speaking to one another, when with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs you are singing and making melody with your hearts to the Lord:

2 Corinthians 6:17

17 therefore come out from among them and separate yourselves, saith the Lord, and touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you,

Romans 14:1-23

1 Receive into fellowship him who is weak in the faith, without regard to differences of opinions. 2 One indeed believeth that he may eat all things; another who is weak eateth vegetables. 3 Let not him, who eateth despise him who doth not eat. And let not him who doth not eat, judge him who eateth. For God hath taken him into his family, 4 who art thou who judgest another's servant. To his own master he standeth or falleth. But he shall stand, for God is able to establish him. 5 One indeed judgeth one day above another; another esteemeth every day alike. Let every one be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6 He who regardeth the day, regardeth it for the Lord; and he who regardeth not the day, refraineth from regarding it, for the Lord. He who eateth, eateth for the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he who eateth not, refraineth from eating, for the Lord, and he giveth God thanks. 7 For none of us liveth to himself, nor doth any die to himself. 8 For whether we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord; so that whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and the living. 10 Why then judgest thou thy brother, or why despisest thou thy brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of the Christ; 11 For it is written, "As I live, saith the Lord, to me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall give praise to God." 12 Since every one of us then shall give an account of himself to God, 13 let us therefore no more judge one another, but rather come to this determination, not to lay a stumbling block in the way of a brother, nor give any occasion of offence. 14 I know and am fully assured by the Lord Jesus; that nothing is of itself unclean. But to him who thinketh any thing unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 Now if on account of thy food thy brother is grieved, thou no longer walkest According to love. Destroy not by thy food him for whom Christ died. 16 Let not therefore the good which you enjoy be ill spoken of. 17 For the reign of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in a holy spirit. 18 For he who serveth the Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. 19 Let us then pursue those things which tend to peace and mutual edification. 20 Do not for the sake of food destroy the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but they are an evil to a man who eateth for a stumbling block. 21 It is good not to eat flesh, nor drink wine, nor any thing by which thy brother falleth, or stumbleth, or is made weak. 22 Thou hast a belief; exercise it at home by thyself before God. Happy he who upon a strict examination doth not condemn himself. 23 Now he who maketh distinctions is condemned if he eateth, because he eateth not with belief; and every thing which is not according to belief is a sin.

Ephesians 5:10

10 proving what is well pleasing to the Lord.

1 Corinthians 6:12

12 Are all things lawful for me! All things however are not expedient. Are all things lawful for me! I however will not be a slave to any thing.

Philippians 4:8

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are venerable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are friendly, whatsoever things are reputable, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think of these things,

Romans 12:2

2 and be not conformed to this world; but transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may know experimentally what the will of God is, which is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 Corinthians 10:31

31 Whether then you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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