Proverbs 27:2 “Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.”
Me < Second Fiddle!
Without standing here
As the farthest ones
from perfect; still we
have THE NAME
But what blessing will
that give us if CHRIST’s
place we try to take?
Where we give our
name the spotlight
and take credit for
So with Surrender’s
replace your name
and be “less than
second fiddle” for the
As HIServant grateful that we have all been given an instrumental talent to perform with in worshiping our KING,
Devotional: James 2:1-4 “My brethren, do not hold the faith of our LORD JESUS CHRIST , the LORD of glory, with partiality.
2 For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes,
3 and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, “You sit here in a good place,” and say to the poor man, “You stand there,” or, “Sit here at my footstool,”
4 have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?”
In like manner, we must not show partiality to ourselves. We must not spirituality exalt ourselves to the concertmaster role.
That’s in GOD’s hands and timing to either lift up, sit down or reassign us in the orchestra of the CHRISTian Body.
So I played the violin for over 6 years and gained an orchestral appreciation for how all the instruments performed together.
Spiritually speaking, CHRISTians can gather the same and sing and play music in unison — both melody and harmony — for our LORD.
The challenge sometimes comes when we think we should be the lead violin.
Way back the conducting role was solely held by a conductor who also played the harpsichord.
It was the best instrument that allowed the composer to get the both the harmonic and melodic sounds and then try to direct the orchestra as well.
Well! Like driving any vehicle, two hands are needed on the keyboard too.
So the lead violinist/fiddle or first chair, became known as the concertmaster.
They’d help direct and align the orchestra to play in unison. But some members would still follow the composer at the harpsichord while others watched the direction of the concertmaster.
Eventually the need for composers to prioritize using a harpsichord faded and the concertmaster role stuck.
Now days the orchestra’s conductor is the main director.
While some assistance may yet be informally provided by the concertmaster, it’s just the Conductor’s formal role.
So, in like manner, we follow our Conductor and MASTER.
Our flesh often demands to be concertmaster but GOD, I’ve found anyway, grows us through “less than second fiddle” assignments.
Let the LORD lead then without personal interruption…oh my Soul!
And in due time and with reverent submission to HIS sovereign will, HE will lift you up!
Amen and amen!