Paramore is another group that I was introduced to due to the music algorithm used by You Tube. After listening to a series of songs by FireFlight, a female Christian rock band, Pressure by Paramore followed. As someone who grew up as a fan of and attended numerous Philadelphia Flyers game, lead singer Hayley Williams is wearing a Flyers shirt in the attached video. This common trait led me find out more about this group from Franklin, Tennessee.
Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted from God; for God is incapable of being tempted by [what is] evil and He Himself tempts no one. 14 But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions). 15 Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death, James 1:13-15.
Perhaps the title Pressure brought me back to my youth and Billy Joel’s version of Pressure. Human beings throughout the world understand pressure. Whether it’s a mother desperately searching for baby formula or a poor college student who doesn’t have enough money to fill up their car to drive home, pressure is that invisible force that overwhelms souls. May Paramore’s version of Pressure remind you to turn to the Lord as pressure escalates so that you’re not tempted to sin.
by Jay Mankus