The world has a bad rap, but maybe there’s something there – something we Christians might consider copying. I wonder if the rock concert is a taste of what’s in store in heaven when we worship our Savior.
I like what Albert Mohler’s thought in his book, “He is Not Silent”: “What would someone think about your God based on your worship?” If a complete stranger who knows nothing about religion or God walked into your church and watched your worship, what would he assume about the God you claim to follow? I wonder if he’d think a God with a cruel sense of humor poured sour milk and lemonade in our bowl of oat bran. I wonder if she’d come to the conclusion that we have been redeemed from so grave a condition.
Do you celebrate your favorite sporting team’s home run or touchdown more vibrantly than you worship your God? Do you worship your team the way you ought, instead, to celebrate your God?
Is our worship intense? Fierce? Joyful? Passionate? Does is look like celebration?
Our mere lip service is an indictment of the condition of our hearts, and Mark Dever nailed it when he recently spoke, “Our lips will praise what our heart follows.”