Question:

I wanted to know if the drums are of God, or is it from the devil. Did God make drums for one of his instruments?

Answer:

God tells us that it is man who invented instrumental music, not Satan. "His brother's name was Jubal. He was the father of all those who play the harp and flute" (Genesis 4:21). While many instruments are mentioned in the Bible, drums are not mentioned -- but then neither are the guitar, piano, or organ. The closest is the use of cymbals.

In the Old Testament the Israelites were told to use various instruments in their worship of God.

"Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!" (Psalms 150:1-6).

In contrast, the New Testament tells Christians only to sing.

"Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 5:19-20).

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

Christian worship does not involve the use of musical instruments.