The 1960’s and 70’s were an interesting time for music. Rock music hit the airways and played on transistor radios and vinyl. It was often hard to understand the words in songs and kids would gather and try to decipher what was really said. Some albums came with lyrics written on the cover but most of the time we were stuck trying to figure it out. Listeners called radio stations to ask for help. We held cassette recorders in front of the radio to “record” the music so that we could listen over and over again. Parents decried this music and said “how can you understand what they are saying?”
Jump ahead 50 years and lyrics are only a button away on the internet. Spotify even plays the lyrics along with the music. There is no point in guessing. Just look it up.
Are you hearing God in 60’s style – poor reception, unclear words, cassette reproduction, meeting with friends to understand? Are you guessing at what God is saying or do you have a better system to hear and translate?
We shouldn’t need to live in confusion. We should be able to hear and understand. The lyrics are available to read.
Psalm 119:130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.