What is it that is offensive about Muzak? It’s easy to listen to, it doesn’t raise the heart-rate, and it’s soothing but there is something about it that rubs me the wrong way.
It’s an imitation of the real thing, and in a sense, that feels a little greasy to me.
It wasn’t too long ago and I was in Arizona cruising around with my dad doing his golf cart thing. He’s found a little niche and, can best be described, as a golf cart flipper. He loves it. He’s good at it and I enjoy an opportunity to hang with him.
But the Muzak… Yikes…
Floyd Cramer cranking out Proud Mary just doesn’t work for me.
Un-authentic Christianity can have a similar vibe. It brings things to mind but doesn’t quite satisfy the soul. It’s like a cheap suit on an otherwise well-dressed man. Not what you want to see or hear.
While you can tolerate Muzak for a time, it’s not what you really want to hear and in a sense hypocrites and imposters will be tolerated for a time.
Don’t be one. Be hot or be cold, but don’t be luke-warm. You know, it has to do with vomit.
Jesus was no fan of this either.
So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Matthew 23:28
The tell-tale sign is hypocrisy and lawlessness. Cheap imitations of Christ’s calling.
Be careful how you walk if you are an authentic Christian. Others are watching.