Brother Don is a Coldplay fan. Many of their lyrics have strong Biblical references, their music often has me contemplating, and questioning father God questions about things. I think this is why the group appeals to me and my children, especially my oldest son as he always say he is a mini version of me J
The song Viva la Vida from the album of the same name gives cause for me to ponder the lesson of Job (had it all one minute then the next nothing), but more notably the story of the great King of ancient Babylon – King Nebuchadnezzar. One minute in all his glory, boasting about what he had achieved the next in the wilderness.
The simple question I pose, before asking you to listen to the song (the lyrics are displayed) of this great song is...
What are you pursuing and whom do you give the thanks to?
30 The king said, Is not this the great Babylon that I have built as the royal residence and seat of government by the might of my power and for the honor and glory of my majesty?
31 While the words were still in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: The kingdom has departed from you,
32 And you shall be driven from among men and your dwelling will be with the living creatures of the field. You will be made to eat grass like the oxen, and seven times [or years] shall pass over you until you have learned and know that the Most High [God] rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomever He will.
33 That very hour the thing was [in process of] being fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and did eat grass like oxen [as Daniel had said he would], and his body was wet with the dew of the heavens until his hair grew like eagles’ [feathers] and his nails [were] like birds’ [claws].
34 And at the end of the days [seven years], I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up my eyes to heaven, and my understanding and the right use of my mind returned to me; and I blessed the Most High [God] and I praised and honored and glorified Him Who lives forever, Whose dominion is an everlasting dominion; and His kingdom endures from generation to generation.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
God bless you
The Lord be with you – ‘Immanuel, God with us’
Love Brother Don
1 Thessalonians 5:21 (New Living Translation)
‘but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.’