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Jesus Culture New Hit Calls the Lord an Uncontrollable, Voracious, Wolfish and Greedy God

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unquenchable, unappeasable, uncontrollable, voracious, prodigious, gluttonous, greedy, hungry, ravenous, ravening, wolfish, avid, eager, keen;"

The first definition is regarding an appetite or desire. The second one is regarding a person, thus the second one applies. Is God gluttonous, which would make Him sinful? Is He unquenchable? Ravenous? Of course not. Defenders might focus on keen but if you meant keen, say keen. The majority of the definition of insatiable is easily recognizable as a sexual connotation at best. So what has got God all hot and bothered according to Kim Walker Smith? Why it is Kim Walker-Smith of course! Keep in mind this is supposed to be a worship song:

Jealous for my attention
Longing for my affection
You call me beloved
You call me friend
You never stop"...pursuing
Craving"...for communion
You call"...me beloved
You call me friend
I couldn't"...dare imagine
The depths of Your devotion
Wilder than oceans (The oceans)
Oh-oh-oh

This is criminal from a theological standpoint. God is NOT, I repeat NOT jealous for your attention. God is not longing for your affection. He can get by just fine without you. These are the kind of lyrics that would make Steven Furtick blush in their narcissism. God does NOT call you beloved. He calls the collective church His beloved. The sloppy agape experiential crowd often makes this conflation. They confuse the collective standing as His bride with themselves personally. God only calls you friend if you do as He says and this song is not a good indication of that standing. God is not craving communion with us. This theology makes God dependent upon us, after all He will never stop pursuing! The depths of His devotion to us? Seriously? God is not wild nor reckless and neither is His love. This song makes Kim Walker-Smith God and that is not surprising since that is what her theology believes. Do not be caught dead singing this arrogance to the Almighty Creator of heaven and earth. Now we sludge our way into the chorus, or the hook:


[Chorus]
Insatiable
You'll never stop until You have it all
You can have it all
My heart and soul
You'll never stop until You have it all
So You can have it all
You can have it all
Ohh

Ugh, pass the soap and disinfectant. Hey God, wink wink. You'll never stop until you have it all. Well guess what? You can have it all. Beloved, God is not insatiable. He is very much in control, 24-7. Imagine this is sung to our youth! That is who Bethel targets with Jesus culture, who packs tens of thousands of youth into each concert they perform! As if sensing the blowback, Walker-Smith reverses the language in the second verse:


[Verse 2]
You can have my attention
You can have my affection
'Cause You are my beloved
You are my friend
I'll never stop pursuing
Craving for communion
'Cause You are my beloved
My closest friend
Jesus, I surrender
Become my one obsession
'Til nothing else matters (Matters)
Oh-oh-oh

Aww, isn't that sweet. God is allowed to have your attention and affection? Exactly how is this worship again? God is not your beloved, nor your friend unless He is your Lord and Savior. I do not see anything in this song about these foundational roles God must have in our lives. Become my one obsession? Words matter. An obsession is compulsion, addiction or fetish. Nowhere in the bible does it suggest God wants your attention to the point that nothing else matters in your life! Stop with the poetic carnality being placed on an infinite God. This is how Bethel hooks you into their theology beloved. The same way Hillsong, Elevation and IHOP do. If you sing over and over again how reckless His love is for you and how insatiable He is for you, then you will start to believe it as a matter of doctrine. That is how you end up communing with demons who convince you that Father God has just ripped out a piece of His own heart to shape a miniature you! Because you are so special! The maker of everything is just so jealous for your attention. He craves you. He desires you. He is insatiable for you. Except He is not. Sorry. Mercifully we approach the bridge:

[Bridge]
Oh-oh, Your love is an all-consuming fire
Your love is an all-consuming fire
And all that You ask for is surrender
Your love is an all-consuming fire

These experiential outfits always talk about the fire of God as something to eagerly pursue. I think if they ever truly caught up to it they would not find being consumed by an all-consuming God is a good thing. His wrath is all-consuming beloved. Consider the key verses:

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