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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Burn Them All Down

Last Sunday there was a song we sang in service, with these lyrics:

Prophets proclaimed to our fathers long ago
 
To turn from your statues and your idols made of gold 
  
Rise from your knees, stop worshiping 
The splinters of broken gods, turn and see your King 

There is one God over all kings and rulers 
And He reigns alone 

Now we proclaim the same God, the same Word 
Who stood through the ages, Jesus Christ the Lord 

Rise from your knees, stop worshiping 
The splinters of broken gods, turn and see your King 

There is one God over all kings and rulers 
And he reigns alone 

Burn them all down, my God, my God 

There is one God over all kings and rulers 
And he reigns alone 

And the one God over all kings and rulers 
Will not share his throne
~One God by Ghost Ship

...Rise from your knees, stop worshipingThe splinters of broken gods, turn and see your King
There is one God over all kings and rulers
And he reigns alone

Burn them all down, my God, my God...

This line struck me. I kept thinking, do we realize what we are singing? Do we realize what we are asking? That as we sing, our words have so much power and we are asking God to do something. Some sincerely, some mindlessly. But the truth is, when God does take away those idols, we are in despair. When our idols are taken away, crushed, or disappoint...when they are burnt down, we are angry, and sometimes at God himself. But we forget we asked. We forgot we prayed. And God delivers. We just forget that we asked, and don't realize what are idols are, sometimes. So do we really want what we ask for? Do we even know what we idolize? Do we truly want what we idolize to be "burnt" down? Do we even realize what we sing, pray, and ask for? I wonder...