Jason Parker, pastor in Colorado Springs area, posted a thoughtful article on praise through song. Here’s his introductory paragraph:
In 1971, Coca-Cola produced one of the most famous TV commercials of all-time with the song “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (in perfect harmony).” A generation later, the song sounds a bit trite. But it is even worse than that.
It deals with a fundamental human longing - for peace and a good life - with the profound answer “Have a Coke.” But it was even worse than that. Having just come through “the sixties” in which paganism asserted itself forcefully in Western civilization, the world was looking for answers. If God was dead, then where was salvation to be found? The answer: prosperity and pleasure. Have a Coke.
What a perfect illustration of the truth, “All the gods of the peoples are worthless idols.” And when men worship worthless idols, they lose all real hope. They cease to give thanks.
Read the rest of the post for the biblical alternative.