Worship lyrics promote reliance on God and freedom that we find in a relationship with our savior, but we can choose what we worship and what we serve.
I used to listen to the Grateful Dead. Think about that title, the grateful dead - “dead but grateful” or maybe you could say, “Comfortably numb.” Pop culture can encourage an over-active sense of humor, cutting sarcasm, violence, or even some sorted form of sexuality. Maybe you have heard these lyrics by a group called Hozier: “Take me to Church and I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies”... wow, sounds like some crazy stuff there. The Bible says in 2 Peter 2:19, “You are a slave to whatever controls you” (NLT).
Based on this definition alone, all of us are slaves to something. Musical anthems often just reflect the escapes that we crave and the slaveries that we choose. We can choose a better path! We don’t have to let anything enslave us. The Bible says Jesus bought our freedom: “He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone” (1 Timothy 2:6a NLT).