Man is Musical

Genesis 4:21 “And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.” 

Our family loves good, godly music. We will even listen to and sing the same songs over and over and over again which is good since we need to in our musical ministry. 🙂 But you know what? Every person must like music a lot since we have music everywhere you go. Music plays in the grocery store, the department store, restaurants, gas stations, in the background of TV shows and movies, for weddings, for funerals, for parties, etc…. Man is musical. 

So far we have learned that God is musical and Satan is musical. God created both music and the musical Lucifer. Lucifer fell, and his music with him. It could be said then that God is the creator of good music and Satan is the originator of bad music. 

During the beginning years of mankind, we learn from Gen. 4:21 that Jubal is credited as being “the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.” Two things to note: 

  • – Jubal was an offspring of the murderous Cain (Gen. 4:17). Actually, Jubal was the son of the conceited (Gen. 4:24), murderous (Gen. 4:23) Lamech (Gen. 4:19). 
  • – The instruments Jubal invented are considered some of the most “innocent” of instruments “the harp and organ.” 

It is important to note that man’s music was started from the wicked Cain’s lineage, not the godly Seth’s. This does not mean that music is evil. We have already learned that God created music and that He Himself is musical. What this means on top of Satan’s musical abilities is that there is corrupt, wicked music on this planet and believers need to avoid it at all costs.