This post is part of our “THIS WE BELIEVE” series in conjunction with the “From the Desk” video blog. You can see the latest entry at the end of this post.
Article 2: We believe that God has spoken through the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
In some ways, one could argue that every song that we sing as a church should at the very least correlate with this article of our Statement of Faith. Every lyric, every emotion that is communicated within a song is subject to the authority of God’s written word.
Of all the songs we have done in the past few years, the one that instantly leaps out as reflecting this authority of God’s word over our worship and, honestly, our entire lives is “Speak O Lord” from Keith and Kristyn Getty. Each verse opens with that prayer that as we approach God’s word, both in our own private devotions and corporately on Sundays, we would be affected by the truth and power of the word. This song is one of those that while somewhat “me” focused, it is centered on the earnest desire to be sanctified…to be changed by the Word of God.
Cause our faith to rise Cause our eyes to see / Your majestic love and authority / Words of power that can never fail / let the truth prevail over unbelief
Many of the songs we sing tend to be either Vertical (directed toward God in both focus and text) or Horizontal (directed to each other as we remind and encourage). This song fits squarely in the middle, and what is more… it should be our own intense prayer for our walk.
My prayer for you, brothers and sisters, is that this week you don’t merely go through the motions of your faithful devotions but that you are still, aware of how God is calling you to be more like His Son through the power of His Word.
For His Glory,