It may have been the most awkward moment of the night.
Lecrae won Best Contemporary Christian Song/Performance for his track “Messengers.” He should have won best rap album, too!
As he walked up to accept his speech, he pointed the entire room of songwriters, artists, musicians, producers, etc. (the majority of which I can safely assume are not Christians) to Jesus while at the same time celebrating their own artistic accomplishments (many of which are not passable examples of actual music).
Lecrae celebrated the giftedness of the entire room but then pushed past that, claiming that it is essential to celebrate the Giver above the gifts.
6 people clapped.
Watch Lecrae’s brief acceptance speech below:
Our church spent the month of January in a series called “Custom Made” as we unpacked Paul’s teaching on spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12.
We arrived at the same conclusion, Giver > gifts. Ultimately, gifts don’t really matter unless we can honestly say something like, “Lord, have your way in me.”
You can watch or listen to the “Custom Made” sermons here.