1. “Shake it off”
Mark 6:10-11 “He said to them, ‘Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.’”
This one was the first I thought of. Jesus literallytells His disciples to shake off the dust of the towns that don’t accept them- just like Taylor sings that the “haters gonna hate, hate, hate….so I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake it off!”
2. “We got bad blood”
Genesis 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; They will strike at your head, while you strike at their heel.”
The oldest rivalry in time: Eve and the snake, humanity versus evil, Mary and Satan. Yeah, we got problems with the devil and evil but, unlike Taylor’s resounding chorus of “I don’t think we can solve them”, the problem of evil is solved in Christ through Mary.
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