Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on October 28, 2012 · Posted in New Category, Worship

 

 

People were designed by God to worship. The tragic reality of the fall is that we have lost our ability to know whom to worship. So, we worship what Tim Keller calls counterfeit gods. This is the worship we were born to as fallen creatures. 

 

It is the enemy’s scheme that when we participate in corporate worship we do so to earn God’s favor. Even when we sing and offer praise our hearts often yearn for the counterfeit. But our God is a jealous God. He will not share his glory with our counterfeit pretenders.

 

May we see God for who he is, not for what we want him to be. May we say with the Psalmist:

 

But as for me, it is good to be near God.
    I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
    I will tell of all your deeds.

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.