I have been in a way compelled to consider the words of this Rolling Stone’s song. In one of my history classes the professor starts every class with it and tells us the class is brought to us by the sponsor Camel Cigarettes. The point is that people think things have always been that there was a point in time when cigarettes were considered good for you in lots of respects. The point he is trying to make how do you know what you know. 60 years ago people knew that cigarettes were good for you. Now we know better but how do we know better.
Back to the song. The professor in this class says the lyrics that cause him to contemplate the most are: “What’s puzzling is the nature of my game.” I have to admit that when it comes to the devil this line puzzles me too. I have to say that the nature of the devil is not something I contemplate much but the truth is that knowledge of the devil’s nature is something most people don’t get. It is not that the Devil shows up in that which is obviously evil. Not so. I think the devil is far more likely to be something that is mostly good but it is the grain of evil that kills us. He is that which joins us to make life better until we give him a bad reputation with our downfall.
I think Christians should listen to alternative views of the devil like this because perhaps those closest to the devil might have a better understanding of his nature. In any case, I will have many more opportunities to consider the meaning of this song and will continue to do so like it or not.
Blessings and Cheers!!!