Chord-3 or 4 notes played simultaneously in harmony.
Psalm 27:17 NLT-“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.“
According to Wikipedia: In music, a chord is any set of harmonically-related notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously (a “harmonic simultaneity”). The most frequently encountered chords in theory and music are triads: major and minor and then the augmented and diminished triads. The descriptions “major”, “minor”, “augmented” and “diminished” are referred to collectively as chordal “quality”.
We are meant to live in fellowship. In Genesis, God said that man was made His image. More importantly, He said let us make man in our own image. We were made to be in God’s plural image. We were made to be in fellowship like the godhead.
It takes at least 3 notes to make a chord. There are many different C chords:
- C major (C, E, G)
- C minor (C, Eb, G)
- C diminished (C, Eb, Gb)
- C augmented (C, E, G#)
If think of God as the root, us as the fifth (the third note in the sets above), and our communication as the middle note. We might change and our relationship to others might change, but God never changes. James 1:17 NLT says, “Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”
Our key verse Psalm 27:17 tells us that we are to “sharpen” each other. We are to work together to become what God wants us to be.
Questions to think about:
- How is my relationship with God?
- How am I “sharpening” others in their walk with God?
- When my relationship “sounds” different, do I blame God or myself? How can I react differently?