How do you fix bad pianos?
With a tuning fork.
How do you fix bad singers?
With a pitchfork.
Well, it’s an old orchestra joke. Because there certainly aren’t any NEW orchestra jokes!
This is Day Two of our five-day challenge: Reading one chapter of Proverbs each day until something captures your attention. Then letting that rattle around in your head for the day.
Here’s mine today.
Come, thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Robert Robinson, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, 1758
It’s an amazing hymn with an interesting back story. A seventeen-year-old kid attends church to make fun of the evangelist and heckle the believers. Instead he was captivated by the preaching of the great George Whitefield, which led to him becoming a Christian and later a pastor himself.
Robert Robinson later penned Come Thou Fount as he was preparing a sermon.
Radios can be tuned. So can vehicle performance. People can easily tune out, but it has to be interesting for them to stay tuned. And we still can’t tuna fish.
Every time an orchestra sets up to play, each instrument is tuned to the same pitch so they can play together. In concert. Harmoniously.
The goal is to make music and create art. Not just play the piece.
“Lord, come and tune my heart to sing about you”.
That’s what the lyrics are saying.
And that’s what caught me in the second chapter of Proverbs today:
My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands. Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.
Proverbs 2:1-2 NLT
Tune your ears. Dial in and lock on to the precise pitch The Composer has ordained.
Beauty is tarnished when it is out of tune. My heart is likewise fouled when it is out of sync with my Creator’s.
Today, tune your heart. Ask Father God to align your heart with his, your compassion with his, your love with his.
Verses 9-11 tell us why:
Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.
Proverbs 2:9-11 NLT
What part of Proverbs chapter two are you letting rattle around in your cage today?