What is God’s message through Regina Spektor’s hit song, Laughing with.
We must never try to get Christ to serve us instead of us serving him… These are all warning markers—danger!—in our history books, written down so that we don't repeat their mistakes. Our positions in the story are parallel—they at the beginning, we at the end—and we are just as capable of messing it up as they were. Don't be so naive and self-confident. You're not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self-confidence; it's useless. Cultivate God-confidence… So, my very dear friends, when you see people reducing God to something they can use or control, get out of their company as fast as you can… We don't reduce Christ to what we are; he raises us to what he is… I don't want you to become part of something that reduces you to less than yourself.”
The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 10, verses 8, 12-13, 14, 17, 20, MSG
What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn't treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.
The Apostle Paul in Romans 1:20-23, MSG
“If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”
The Apostle Paul in Romans 14:8, MSG