So true and sad!
King Solomon, in Ecclesiastes chapter five, addresses the issue of our attitude in worship.
Ecclesiastes 5:1: “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; better to draw near to listen [or “in obedience”], than to offer a sacrifice of fools, for they ignorantly do evil. Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not let your heart be quick to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and you are on earth; so let your words be few.”
Solomon emphasizes that the true content of worship, is the attitude of our hearts. Now those of us who have grown up in a tradition influenced greatly by the protestant reformation, and then the dissenting tradition, and the Bible conference movement and forward, are quite happy to say that it’s all about the heart, and not about externals. But I fear that our aversion to…
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