When I think of what most people do with music, singing and dancing it is saddening. Much to do with drinking, drugs and sexual acting. Those that frequent the type events that have singing and dancing get into the evil of those aforementioned as well as other things dangerous to themselves.

But there is a proper music, singing and dancing and we can read about it in, you guessed it, God’s Word, so lets look.

Psalm 33:3, Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Psalm 71:23, My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to Thee;

 

Psalm 100:1-2 A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

 

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

 

Ephesians 5:19 Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

 

James 5:13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

 

Psalm 95:1-2 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

 

Psalm 150:1-5 Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! …

 

Psalm 147:1 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.

 

1 Corinthians 14:15 What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.

 

Psalm 13:6 I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

 

Acts 16:25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

 

Psalm 95:1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

 

Hebrews 2:12 Saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”

 

Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

 

Psalm 71:8 My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.

 

Hebrews 13:15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

 

Mark 14:26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

 

Romans 15:9 And in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”

 

Psalm 144:9 I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,

 

Exodus 15:1 Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.

 

2 Samuel 6: 14 David wearing a linen ephod, danced before the Lord wit6h all his might while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.

 

Matthew 26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

 

Psalm 33:3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

 

Psalm 68:1-35 Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him! Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. …

 

In Exodus 15: 20, Miriam was dancing to celebrate the victory God’s power had brought at the Red Sea.

Every instance of dancing that is not considered sinful was done in worship or praise to God. Here are some more principles to keep in mind in considering dancing: Ecclesiastes 3:4—There is an appropriate time to dance (and by implication an inappropriate time to dance). Psalm 149:3; 150:4—Both passages mention that we can praise or worship God through dance. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20—Our bodies belong to God, and they are the temple of the Holy Spirit. So everything we do must be honoring to Him.

In the end, there is a lot of dancing that is inappropriate for believers who should be seeking to glorify God with their lives and especially with their bodies. Yet the Bible acknowledges that we can dance in a way that does not tempt others, does not tempt ourselves, and brings glory to God.

This time I would love to share with you another site to go to. I have heard this lady sing, written e-mails with her and spoken with her on the phone and believe she is “For Real”

http://www.libbyallensongs.com/Libby_Allen_Songs/Home.html

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