Sunday, March 15, 2009
A New Song
Did you know that the legalists and traditionalists who actually make it to heaven are going to be singing contemporary music? Read it in Revelation 14:3!
Psa 96:1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Most people are traditionalists. That's because they refuse to budge from their comfort zones. "That's the way we've always done it!" and, "That's just the way I am..." are two of the greatest banes of the faith.
When I watch the cable access channel to see how other "ministries" operate their TV programs, I am appalled at the vain traditions of some of the churches. A handful of bored people watch an old man in a robe fling incense around a separated room while spouting mumbo-jumbo and I wonder what this has to do with the reality of people's needs. I wonder sometimes if I do some of the same kinds of irrelevant stuff that have no impact on a needy world, or even my own spirit.
Perhaps it’s time for a new song. A song that comes from the heart, not the middle ages!
When Jesus came to earth, He wasn't too enamored with the traditions of the day. In fact, he showed little kindness toward the people who enslaved people in their worthless traditions.
He brought a new song into the world, a song of relevance, a song of lasting joy. His song is placed deep down in the heart but refuses to stay there. It has to make its way through the lips and then sung from the mountaintops.
He is the Composer of the song, I am the artist who sings it and grace is its theme.
Sing unto the LORD and bless His name; show forth His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the heathen, His wonders among all people. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised.