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The Father of Music

Artists, bands, groups and musicians are immortalized in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Titles from this hall include the King of Pop, Michael Jackson from the modern era and Elvis Presley in the infant years. Meanwhile, George Strait is referred to as the King of Country with Kitty Wells known as the Queen of Country. As for the King and Queen of Soul, Otis Ray Redding Jr. and Aretha Louise Franklin were pioneers of this genre of music.

Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have cattle and purchase possessions. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe, Genesis 4:20-21.

While the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame continues to add members annually, the Father of music on earth is Jubal who invented the lyre and pipe. However, Ezekiel 28:14 suggests that Lucifer was the angel of song so you could make that argument that Lucifer and not Jubal was the father of music. Whoever you want to distinguish this honor, music has become a part of every aspect of life with apps, computers, electronics, phones and televisions

Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [[e]and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord, 20 At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father, Ephesians 5:19-20.

According to the apostle Paul, music plays a vital role in your relationship with God and others. Music provides a venue to offer up praise to God as well as soothing our soul like King Saul when listening to David play his harp. The days I tend to be happiest are those filled with listening to and singing songs at work that I heard on my commute. Although you may be bored of Christmas music by now, may you be touched by the words of We Are the Reason by David Meece.

by Jay Mankus

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