"I conclude from this meditation on the nature of worship that the revolt against hedonism has killed the spirit of worship in many churches and many hearts. The widespread notion that high moral acts must be free from self-interest is a great enemy of true worship. Worship is the highest moral act a human can perform; so the only basis and motivation for it that many people can conceive is the notion of morality as the disinterested performance of duty. But when worship is reduced to disinterested duty, it ceases to be worship. For worship is a feast." --John Piper, Desiring God
Friday, February 22, 2008
"This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia!"
(The title of the post comes from a hymn that is part of the Lutheran worship service.)