“Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.” – Romans 3:20
In the early 1920's Major General George Owen Squier, a retired Army Signal Corps officer experimented with ways to deliver music directly into homes using electrical lines.
His company, originally known as Wired Radio, began transmitting over telephone lines, later expanding its broadcasts into hotels and restaurants. A 1937 study by British industrial psychologists, ''Fatigue and Boredom in the Workplace,'' reinforced General Squier's efforts, finding that under certain “planned sound conditions, productivity in work areas is stepped up.”
Playing to the subconscious, Squier’s “Muzak” began to give ''subtle psychological lifts'' through its specially designed tunes.
Today, Muzak is ubiquitous, found in grocery stores, shopping malls and in elevators. It is used to subconsciously relax the listener, heighten their mood, slow their pace, and coaxing them to make purchases.
Have you been unconscious to your own sin? Today in prayer, ask the Lord make you conscious of sin and repent from it.
“The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions.” – E. Stanley Jones
God’s Word: “When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, ‘Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.’ This was Job’s regular custom.” – Job 1:5