Singing to the Tune of Our Enemies

Jan 31, 2024

The advent of auto tuning on vocals has allowed many many people to be able to sing into a microphone, and while not really having a good voice, they can fool a crowd of people and make it sound like they can actually sing. Now I love auto tune as a production tool to make things sound a certain way, but I don’t love that auto tune has allowed people who can’t sing to “fake sing”.

But when it comes down to real singing, people like Aretha Franklin, Chris Cornell, Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly, and Christina Aguilera will never be outdone by autotune! They are authentic singers!

The supernatural quality of love for enemies is a trait in authentic disciples of Jesus! I talked before about how 63% of Americans call themselves Christians, and only 4% of Americans actually desire to be disciples of Jesus. That’s the equivalent of having 63 singers singing into microphones for a choir with auto tune on them, and then all of a sudden turning the auto tune off, and realizing that only 4 of the 63 are actually singing well and on pitch! 

Let me tell you something man, we have to have intimacy with God to have Him love our enemies through us. There’s simply no other way. This is much too hard of a task to do without crazy, unearthly help!

Can I challenge you to really love your enemies tangibly? I’m not saying open yourself up to abuse of any kind. I am saying to do something, led by the Spirit, out of kindness towards them, and to make it tangible, not theoretical!

And if all of us in this community practiced loving our enemies by the power of Christ in us- do you know what would happen? None of us would be enemies! We’d all become friends! That’s how the Body of Christ is supposed to look. Anything less isn’t of Christ. This is the way of Christ.

And biggest of all, we were God’s enemies, and yet He sent His only Son to die in our place to forgive us of all our sins! Why wouldn’t we, fueled by His goodness, pour out this love on everybody, not just those we hand pick?

6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. 8 But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 How much more then, since we have now been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from wrath. 10 For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, then how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. 11 And not only that, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation. (Romans 5:6-11)