Saved By Hip-Hop: “Messiah” by Beautiful Eulogy

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Yesterday’s article, titled Lord, Let Us Not Be Ruled By Desire, aimed to expose how humans – particularly in the 21st century – come to view their desires as a source of meaning and morality.

Even Christians have a difficult time seeing that we allow ourselves to be mastered by our desires. It can be as simple as a cup of coffee, or as cancerous as sex, status, or power. The sin is not only in the act (some desires are not sinful, like food) but in the spiritual place they hold in our heart. Jesus said that you can only serve one master, and for the Christian that master must be our Lord, Christ Jesus.

Beautiful Eulogy makes the same point in their song titled Messiah. Even Christians can fall in to the deadly trap of worshipping the things of our world. It looks like this…

When a good God gives good gifts we generally tend to twist the list

And take the list of good gifts that God tends to give and make general “gods” out of gifts

In the chorus, they rightly warn us…

I can’t always rely on my desires
But I treat them like the Messiah

The unquenching cycle of chasing our desires should be the first wake up call for the Christian. That we still chase our desires, in light of Christ’s promise that whoever drinks of the Living Water that is Jesus will never go thirsty again, is the sobering reality that they are our masters…

The saddest fact is that I search for satisfaction

As if I lack it when in fact I lack nothing

Brothers and sisters, our hearts were not meant to chase anything other than the divine love of God. Search your heart for the things that you have made your Messiah.

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Chris Saenz
Chris Saenz is the founder of Post-Christian Era. He has a Master's Degree in Biblical Studies and more than a decade of church work in teaching, worship, and discipleship across many church settings and denominations. He and his wife and three children live in the Los Angeles area (Covina, CA).