Sunday, July 12, 2015

Week in Review: July 5-11

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. John 4:24, ESV
“Truth” means that we are to worship what is true about God. In other words, worshiping in “truth” occurs when we worship in accordance with what God has revealed about himself. That is true worship. The converse is also true—true worship does not take place when we do not worship in accordance with what God has revealed about himself. So what we think about God is of great importance… When the church’s concept of God in any way blurs, not only does worship suffer, but moral standards decline….Wrong thinking about God is in fact idolatry because an idolatrous heart assumes God is other than he is… We must be people of the Word, because the clearest revelation of God that we have is in his Word… Worship must include the total revelation of who God is. When this happens, God is worshiped in truth, idolatrous hearts are purged, moral lives are elevated, and God is pleased… Authentic worship happens only when the very core of our being is employed in worshiping God! Sometimes we sing but do not worship. Sometimes we pray with our lips, but worship does not take place. Sometimes we give, but we do not worship. And sometimes we do none of these things but are in deepest worship! ~ R. Kent Hughes, John: That You May Believe
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John
  • Acts 1-11
  • 1 Corinthians
  • 2 Corinthians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • Titus
  • Philemon
  • James
  • 1 Peter
  • 2 Peter
  • 1 John
  • 2 John
  • 3 John
  • Numbers
  • Exodus 1-20
  • John
  • Isaiah
  • Revelation

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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