A century ago a hymn was often sung in the churches, the first stanza of which ran like this:‘Tis a point I long to know, Oft it causes anxious thought, Do I love the Lord, or no! Am I His, or am I not?
Those who thus confessed their spiritual anxiety were serious-minded, honest men and women who could open their hearts to each other in this manner without self-consciousness or loss of face. It is an evidence of the essential frivolity of the Read more →
If we are out of our mind, it is for you. For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. — 2 Corinthians 5:13-14
Adoring worship is an expression of compelling love.
Neither the word adoration nor any of its forms is found in our familiar King James Bible, but the idea is there in full bloom. The great Bible saints were, above all, enraptured lovers of God. The psalms celebrate the love which David (and a few others) felt for the person of God. As suggested above, Paul admitted that the love of Read more →