Archie Miller, D.Min.
Committed to Excellence in Communicating Biblical Truth and it’s Application!
The Pleasure of Worship
The Pandemic has helped me to reflect on what we are doing on our Lord’s Day’s assemblies. The Apostle Paul commands us in Hebrews 10:23-
While not ideal, it is at least a partial solution to assembling together for the pleasure of worship. Does it not cause you to rethink what you believe about worship, and what you expect in a worship experience? I think Alexander Campbell thought long and hard just what would be the pleasures of worship, for he says "Next to the beatific vision of God in his own glorious heaven, there is nothing on earth to compare with the pleasures of a soul-
What this means is that for us to gain the pleasures of worship we must prepare ourselves. Worship doesn’t come naturally to we sinful human beings, and the apostle says we appeal to God for a good conscience -
If Mayor Alice Patino requested an audience with me at 10:15 on Monday morning, I definitely would prepare myself. I would be dressed appropriately, and arrive early, and then be attentive while in her presence.
Does that not imply when I come into the presence of the Almighty, that I come with repentance. We need to prepare our hearts and minds for worship instead of rushing in at the last minute (or ten minutes late). Our worship service is planned for an orderly, dignified, time of singing, praying, and preaching the Gospel of Good News. Our Drive-
Will you worship with us?