This week’s book of the week is Andrew Hill’s “Enter His Courts with Praise!” This treatment is a thoroughly biblical study of worship. Looking at how worship was prescribed in the Old Testament, Hill attempts to give guidelines for New Testament worship.
Top 5 Ideas:
- “For our purposes Shaper best captures the idea and ideal of worship when he characterizes the event of worship as a Spirit-led reaction to what we believe God has said and done” (xix).
- “So then, while the fear of the Lord is an attitude that includes the emotion of reverence and awe for a unique, holy, all-powerful, and all-knowing God, it is primarily ‘a way of life based on a sober estimate of God’s presence and care'” (13).
- “In fact, William Dyrness has observed, ‘There can be no split between the sacred and profane spheres of life; at least potentially every moment can be sacred unto the Lord'” (29).
- “Peter Craigie condensed the Hebrew religion of the Old Testament into a single word – relationship” (154).
- “The key ingredient for inspiring this participation in corporate worship and a life-style of praise to God and service to others is personal piety and private devotion to God” (227).