Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Word of God and the Worship of God

"All true worship is a response to the self-revelation of God in Christ and Scripture, and arises from our reflection on who he is and what he has done. It was the tremendous truths of Romans 1 - 11 which provoked Paul's outburst of praise in verses 33-36 of chapter 11.

"The worship of God is evoked, informed and inspired by the vision of God. Worship without theology is bound to degenerate into idolatry. Hence the indispensable place of Scripture in both public worship and private devotion. It is the Word of God which calls forth the worship of God. "

--From "The Message of Romans" (The Bible Speaks Today series: Leicester: IVP, 1994), p. 311.

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