Worship Wars – Part 3

In our general overview of worship, we’ve so far seen that worship was indeed regulated by God’s Word in the Old Testament, or better under the Old Covenant. We made mention of the importance of the first four of the Ten Commandments, as they pertain to worship. We looked at several instances of worship, culminating in the Levitical Priesthood, sacrifices, and tabernacle/temple as well as instances of improper worship, which we saw resulted in dire consequences, including the ultimate exile of Israel from the land. We need to now concern ourselves with the transition from Old Covenant worship to New Covenant worship. This transition is the focus of Worship Wars – Part 3, linked below

In our general overview of worship, we’ve so far seen that worship was indeed regulated by God’s Word in the Old Testament, or better under the Old Covenant. We made mention of the importance…

 

Worship Wars

Is God concerned with how he is worshiped?  Does he leave His worship up to man to decide or has He prescribed the manner and means by which we are to approach Him?  Perhaps this is easy enough to answer in the Old Testament, but what about the New?  Before we jump ahead, the post below is a brief survey of God-prescribed worship in the Old Testament, with a mention of the very grave consequences for violating it.

When we read the Old Testament, it?s rather easy to see the emphasis upon worship. From Genesis onward, the focus is upon man?s relationship with God through the means that God has pres?

 

Interpreting the Speeches from Job: A Validation

 

In a post last year, I outlined some interpretive tips for properly understanding the speeches of Job, particularly those dialogues between he and his friends in chapters 2-27.  One of those tips was called, “take the good, leave the bad.”

Recently, when reading through 1 Corinthians, I ran across a citation from Job 5:13, which the Apostle Paul uses to support his case for the superiority of God’s wisdom over and against human wisdom.  In reading through this passage, it validates (thankfully!) this interpretive tip from the speeches in Job, namely that not all his friends say is incorrect or bad.  To read my thoughts on this in its entirety, see the link below:

In a forthcoming book (Lord-willing) on How to Study the Book of Job, I walk the reader through a series of keys to help them interpret and process through the speeches of Job?s friends, whic?

 

Ephesians 4:15 "Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ"