My bones grate against each other when a Bible story or phrase is turned into a cheap anthem. Many of these stories have blood, tears, and sweat on them. Using them as gaudy religious fringe dulls the senses. It aids to burning them out. It gives them a new, cheaper, Jesus-less meaning. That’s how Biblical truths get turned into lifeless cliches.
Then, when someone shares the intended meaning, they’re called heretics for going against tradition. What tradition? They don’t know, they’re wearing hand-me-down faith.
(thoughts from a people watcher)
This is a terrific responsibility. Is anyone competent to take it on? No— but at least we don’t take God’s Word, water it down, and then take it to the streets to sell it cheap. We stand in Christ’s presence when we speak; God looks us in the face. -2 Corinthians 2:16-17