Announcing New Blog Topic! + No Longer Slaves by Bethel Music

Announcing New Blog Topic! + No Longer Slaves by Bethel Music

You might have noticed the past few weeks I’ve been posting little devotional-type articles about Christian songs. It was partially an experiment and partially the beginning of a new blog topic.

And now I’d like to announce my latest blog topic: The Theology Behind The Song.

Why am I doing this?

If you are anything like me, you are almost always listening to music. Whether that is while you study, commute, write, or do chores, there’s a constant stream of songs pouring into your ears.

Those songs slowly seep into our minds and we can sing along mindlessly without really understanding what we are saying. Songs teach us many things—from the alphabet, to multiplication tables, to theology.

My goal with this new section is to help us all critically evaluate the Christian songs we hear on the radio. We need to be like the Bereans in Acts 17:11 who compared everything to Scripture.

I know this is a big swing from weekly writing articles, but don’t worry, I’ll still be posting about writing and reading.

 

We all struggle with fears. Spiders. Darkness. Heights. Rejection.

This song reminds me of Romans 8:31-39. The first verse reads: “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?”

Paul is talking about greater fears than spiders here. He’s talking about the fear of man—persecution, suffering, death.

“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear, you are more valuable than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:28-31

As Christians, we shouldn’t live in fear of what man might do to us. We shouldn’t be afraid of being rejected by the world because of our faith.

Men cannot destroy our souls. They can hurt our physical bodies and torment our minds, but they cannot steal our salvation.

The chorus of this song reminds us that we are “no longer slaves to fear” but we are children of God.

We must live boldly for Christ, remembering that we are God’s children.

I think these lyrics are pretty sound in theology. Definitely a good one to listen to.

 


 

Oliver’s Travels!

Oliver reading LotR
Oliver is attempting to read Return of the King with me, but the one volume version of Lord of the Rings is a bit hard for him to handle.

3 Replies to “Announcing New Blog Topic! + No Longer Slaves by Bethel Music”

  1. I think your new blog topic is quite good and very relevant. It is important to control what goes into our lives. Music is a big part of that. The words we hear ultimately affect what we say and what we say is our witness of Christ to the world. It only makes sense to put in good things, so we will put out good things. Thanks for the evaluations.

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