More on Gravity and Gladness


Picking up where I left off yesterday, I continue summarizing John Piper’s seminar, Gravity and Gladness. Again, the majority of what I have written comes from his lectures so when I’m not quoting him directly, there’s a good chance I’m paraphrasing him.

By now I hope you are convinced that worship, or delighting in God as supremely valuable, is the highest and the divinely-given aim of our lives. Now we must think more carefully about what worship is and how we do it.

True worship is delighting in God. It is an inner response of joyful satisfaction with God for who He is and what He has done, is doing, and will do. John 4:24 is a key verse that drives this definition. In response to a question from a Samaritan woman about worship practices, Jesus gives a succinct description of worship.

“God is spirit, and those who…

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