When taking part in worship I often contemplate the meaning and theology of the songs the I sing. After all, as I worship our King, I want the words to be not only a true expression of my heart and acceptable in His ears but to also be backed up by how I live.

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.” -Isaiah 1:16-17 (NKJV)

Eph 5:1-33

(1)  Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
(2)  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
(3)  But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
(4)  Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

This study was born out of a spirit that grieved after hearing a pastor deliver the following message, and I a paraphrase, “We are created in the image God and therefore have the ability to speak, i.e. create our future. As support for this look at Job, he bewailed his fate, in a manner declaring, ‘This is the story of my .life’, and what he feared therefore came upon him; Job 3:25  For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.”

While listening to the message, so many thoughts from sadness to anger raced through my mind: