Image by Christine Morton from Pixabay

Before musicians play a piece of music, they get their instruments in tune.

But how do they know which is the true pitch to align with?

The piano might think it’s got the correct “A” note, but the violin begs to differ. Or maybe the clarinet insists that it’s the only one who truly has the right note; a mere trumpet certainly wouldn’t know.

To settle the arguments of squabbling instruments, there’s only one solution:

Use a tuning fork (or its electronic equivalent).

When struck, a traditional tuning fork vibrates at 440 Hz to produce a pure “concert A” note. Once this correct pitch has been established and sounded, all the instruments can tune to it instead of to each other.

This guarantees that the whole orchestra will be perfectly in tune.

I think there’s a little lesson that we believers can glean from this…

Too often, we want other believers to get in alignment with our viewpoint, our “pitch,” as it were. We insist that only we have the correct revelation from the Word of God about this or that matter, and everyone else needs to get on board with us.

But if we keep requiring people to adhere to our way of thinking on a certain issue, and they in turn do the same to others, we all run the risk of drifting further and further from a pure “concert A.”

The solution is to make sure we’re aligning with God’s truth, not the opinions of human beings.

He has the only true note.

We need to make sure that we’re vibrating to the frequency of Jesus, that our thoughts and actions are in tune with His character and will as revealed in Scripture.

Image of tuning fork by PixiMe01 from Pixabay

“O LORD, do good to those who are good, whose hearts are in tune with you.” (Psalm 125:4)

Tuning ourselves to mere human beings will only lead us astray. After all, each of us is flawed, even the best of us.

So let’s get in tune with God, and aim to reproduce the pure tones of the goodness of Jesus as best we can.

Through His Word He has given us the sheet music to play by.

If we all follow the notes He has put down, we can make beautiful music together!

“Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.”

Proverbs 2:2

© 2022 Lori J. Cartmell. All rights reserved.

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