Committed to the Word

Committed to the Word

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Many musicians felt that performing from a subjective perspective was the right way to approach their craft. They were willing to stretch music to extremes and follow their own emotions. In the process, traditions were formed that had little to do with the original music, sometimes even violating the composer s intentions. This trend largely changed through the influence of Arturo Toscanini. Born in Italy on this day in 1867, he became perhaps the most influential conductor in history. As one musician observed, Toscanini changed the whole concept of conducting. Under his direction, previously unforeseen beauties began to emerge.

What made Toscanini different? First, his commitment to excellence. He studied what the composers had written. He focused on the music, seeking to bring it to life with relentless clarity that avoided arbitrary subjectivity. He also changed the way other musicians studied and performed. In the process, he elevated their standards.

Today, many Christians develop their own beliefs and standards. They feel free to reinterpret the Bible to fit their own opinions. Instead, we all need to stay committed to the Source.

The Bible reminds us that things around us might change, but God’s Word will stand forever (Isaiah 40:8). His Word is forever firmly fixed in the heavens (Psalm 119:89). And every word of God proves true (Proverbs 30:5).

Make sure you are committed to God’s unchanging Word. Stand on the Word. Don’t reinterpret it for your own convenience.