July 10, 2009

Vintage Post: Preparation for Worship

Over the next few weeks we will be revisiting some of the better posts that have appeared in the last six years of blogging here at the Comings Communiqué. This post is from October, 2003, and the subject is "worship".

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Much is said and written these days on the subject of worship. There are conflicting opinions on the mode of worship, the music of worship, and the motives for worship. (Like that little alliteration? I just made it up!) The differing perspectives and practices have caused a virtual cacaphony on the worship scene.

Old Testament saints seemed to have no confusion as to what constituted true worship. Take Jacob, for instance. He was no goody-two-shoes, by any stretch of the immagination. Cheating his brother (twice!), lying to his father, deceiving his father-in-law--not the greatest resum� for a worship leader. Yet Jacob had conversed personally with God twice, and wrestled with Him once. This in Genesis 35, when God commands Jacob to go Bethel (House of God) immediately following the sordid Dinah incident, we find him putting his house in order. The command he gives to his family members is very revealing:

Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments.

It seems that Jacob knew that he was heading for another meeting with God. He had three commands for his household:

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Posted by Andrew on July 10, 2009 1:32 PM.