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.