Are you playing in the band or singing in the choir?


I don’t usually write devotional blog posts on Sundays. In fact, I’m late posting my Friday writing post. It hasn’t come to me yet, but this one is on my heart.

I sing in the choir. I love singing for the Lord, but every once in a while, my flesh gets in the way. I worry about how we sound. I’m concerned with what others think. I listen too much to the opinions of those around me. The truth is, everyone has flesh and is affected by it. None of us walk in the spirit all the time (although we are always indwelt by the Spirit).

If we are singing to please man, we will always fail. Why? The flesh. We can’t get rid of it. It will be here with us until we join Jesus in glory. Working to please the flesh is a work of futility.

Let’s take a look at the song “I played in the band” by the Gaithers. If we were to sing that particular song in a church service, there would likely be unhappy people. Some would think the song was too contemporary and didn’t meet their idea of what is scriptural and edifying. Others would say the song was much too old and not contemporary enough. Some would enjoy the song and sing along with it. One song will never please everyone.

It’s simple. When we sing, it should be for the glory of God. I do believe that most of the time, that IS what we’re doing, but there are those few moments here and there when we let our flesh gets in the way and we concern ourselves with what everyone else thinks of what we are doing.

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. – KJV

Let’s remember to stay in the spirit and worship God in spirit and in truth .

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