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Worship in spirit and in truth...

Discussion in 'Seventh-day Adventist Church DIR' started by k4c, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. k4c

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    Worship in spirit and in truth means worship starts in the heart first and it most be according to truth. The foundation of true worship is obedience so obedience must first start within the heart.

    Romans 6:17-18 But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.


    In the same way that sin starts within the heart first so does worship and obedience to God. Adultery and murder is first formed in the heart before it changes the outward behavior. In the same way worship and obedience does. Worship and obedience is first formed in the heart before it changes the outward behavior. The seventh day is first holy in the heart before it changes the outward behavior. Not committing the act of murder does not mean you have not committed in your heart. Not sleeping around does not mean you have not committed adultery in your heart. Taking the seventh day off from work does not mean the day is holy to you. Taking the day off from work is not what makes the seventh day holy, the seventh day is holy so we take the day off to honor the fact that it is holy. Anyone can have the seventh day off from work but that does not mean it's holy to them. People can go to church on the seventh day and still have no clue as to why they do or even care why they do. The seventh day is first holy in the heart of the believer who loves and worships God and that changes their outward behavior. Human life and the sanctity of intimate relations must first be holy in the heart before it changes the outward behavior.

    Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
     
    #1 k4c, Mar 27, 2015
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