Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Are We Lying to God When We Sing?

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I ran across an interesting post on Bob Kauflin's Worship Matters  blog today. Bob answers a reader's question about truth telling in congregational singing. Is it wrong to sing lyrics expressing our deep devotion when, in reality, we are often less than wholly devoted to God? If I sing "I Surrender All" but I am struggling with giving up certain aspects of my life, am I lying to God? If I sing, "You're all I want. You're all I've ever needed," when my wants are anything but focused on the kingdom, am I in danger of the same judgement that Ananias and Sapphira received in the book of Acts?

Honestly I have struggled with this question ever since I've been singing songs in worship. I have even shied away from using certain songs in worship leading for the very reasons described above.

It turns out that I may have needlessly omitted some songs from my repertoire.


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