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If you want a powerful image of what it looks like to living in tune with The Father’s Song and in perfect step with the Spirit, watch an episode of Dancing With the Stars. The dancers must be in perfect step with one another; but even more importantly they must be intimately familiar with the music. Every note, beat and break must be exhaustively rehearsed and every step, stride and strut perfectly choreographed and timed to precision.
One thing is for sure: These dancers are completely absorbed in and focused intently on the music that is moving them so purposefully and elegantly across the dance floor.
Now, contrast this image with another one. Step into your local bookstore, Dentist office, hotel lobby or elevator and you will likely hear soft, inconspicuous background music setting the mood. Background music serves a completely different role than the music on Dancing With the Stars. Rather than being swept up, taken over and moved to and fro by elevator music, it’s intended purpose is merely to provide a splash of ambience and atmosphere. It holds little influence or power, it simply adds a touch of sound to fill the silence.
By the time we reach David’s son and successor to Israel’s throne, King Solomon, The Father’s Song would seem to be serving more and more as background, elevator music in these bumpy narratives. Solomon, in particular, is a case in point. Read the rest of this entry »