Thought for the Lord’s Day

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Biblical worship is transformational!


God doesn’t call you to worship just so you can have a moving experience. 


He calls you to worship so that you will be confronted with his greatness. 


In worship you will praise God for his mercy. But will your praise result in you being more merciful?  If if does not then your praise is empty and self-serving.  


He calls you to worship that leads to repentance. He calls you to be merciful as he is merciful.


Biblical worship is transformational. You cannot truly worship God and remain the same. God does not treat you the way you deserve.  If you treat others as you feel they deserve to be treated, your worship is in vain. 



He does not treat us as our sins deserve

    or repay us according to our iniquities.


For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

    so great is his love for those who fear him;


as far as the east is from the west,

    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.


Psalm 103:10-13


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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.