A quick four point blog this morning. This is a bullet outline that I am currently sitting on; while waiting for it to develop more completely in my mind. Your comments may just help it along . . .
Four Styles of Worship:
- Ignorant Worship. Ignorant worship is worship that lacks informative direction. Worship that we think is right or acceptable, but we are not basing those thoughts or that worship on any sound (reliable) source. I am thinking about Act 17:23.
- Vain Worship: This style of worship is similar to ignorant worship, yet goes a step farther. Vain worship is completely without God’s approval, yet claims to be from God. Often this worship has a basis in tradition and not God’s word. I am thinking of Jesus’ words in Mat 15:9.
- Volitional Worship: This is worship not from the will of God, but from our own will. This worship is not only ignorant of God’s will, nor is it vain because it is simply traditional and not of God, but such worship carries the ideas of *this is what I want to do; *this is what I like; *this entertains me, etc. I am thinking Col 2:23.
- Pure Worship (a.k.a True Worship): This style of worship focuses attention on the only member of the audience (God). This style of worship consults God’s will. This style of worship flows from the heart of the worshiper. I am thinking of John 4:24.
What do you think?