Richard Foster writes in Celebration of Discipline that the moment we put too much stock in our own abilities to counteract and control the plague of sin, is the very same moment that we begin worshiping our own efforts.

I love this rhetorical question he raises about Paul's letter to the Colossians (specifically 2:20-23): "Isn't it ironic that Paul looks at our most strenuous efforts in the spiritual walk and calls them idolatry, "will worship"?"
 


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It is the response that conscious beings make to their Creator, to the Eternal Reality from which they came forth to God, however they may think of Him or recognize Him, and whether He be realized through religion, through nature, through history, through science, art, or human life and character. Thanks for sharing.

02/27/2013 9:05am

Worship takes a multitude of forms depending on community groups, geography and language. There is a flavour of loving and being in love with whatever object or focus of devotion. Worship is not confined to any place of worship, it also incorporates personal reflection, art forms and group. Thanks.


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