Lyrics

Song lyrics often speak to the human condition, in general, and always comment on the song writer’s state of mind. Here is a sample from my drive to work today (you should know that I’m a sucker for 80s metal, 90s grunge, and today’s pop — I love the new house music vibe)…

  • I’m like a bird, I’ll only fly away, I don’t know where my soul is, I don’t know where my home is
  • We crave a different kind of buzz
  • We found love in a hopeless place
  • Love, baby, that’s where it’s at

What do these mean in the context of a relationship with God? We were made to worship our creator. It is inherent to our nature. We WILL direct our adoration somewhere:

  • freedom
  • power
  • security and significance
  • another person.

Anything that we worship apart from God is an idol — it doesn’t need to be carved from wood or stone. Idol worship is taking a good thing and making it an ultimate thing. God worship is the only solution that will not fail you.

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About Tony Schmitz

Tony Schmitz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 1993, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1996, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. He is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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