Tuesday, June 07, 2011

"The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord."

This video tells a lot of our culture, doesn't it. We like a nice beat, and all that. We like a good upbeat song with a good singer. And we like these great beautiful visuals. But I doubt Job, who spoke these words would enjoy, and be blessed. In fact Job said, "I wish I was never born", because he was in such intense pain

His Lord and God allowed Job to go through dark torment and suffering, so that the evil one in this world would see the power and grace of God in the glory of who He is.

Matt Redman actually has a more solemn melody for this song. It is a great song, and even with the upbeat tune it can be a good song to sing. But we need to put the words and truth, of this song in context, and then our hearts will be shaped and changed. If not, then we shall remain shallow and surface Christians, as most of the Church is in our day.
Sad to say, but sadly true. May our Lord help us to see the insipidness, and turn away to deeper study of His Word, so that we might have music, and all kinds of art, that is worthy of His greatness; or at least by His grace more worthy and more meaningful. Amen.


Craver Vii said...

On a shallow level, that video is thoroughly enjoyable. The images are unbelievably good!

But... yes, what about the context? I agree that the video project does not accurately match the lyrics or the Scripture that the lyrics came from.

I appreciate your discernment, Brother.

donsands said...

Thanks for dropping by Craver. I to loved the footage. Needs a different song though. And it would be excellent art indeed.

Craver Vii said...

I still can't get over how much Matt Redman looks like a young Martin Luther.

donsands said...

Yeah, I never saw that before bro. He seems to have the same fired-up 'A Mighty Fortress is Our God' kind of spirit as well. A fine brother in the Lord. Not the theologian Luther was, but then not many are. But for zeal, he may be close.