Monday, October 4, 2010

Take This Test

What is your definition of worship? Come up with a simple one or two word definition. Got it? Now, get out your Bible and let's play a little Bible MadLibs. Every place you see the word worship in the following verses (KJV), insert your definition instead. Does the verse still make sense? Send your comments and then we'll discuss the results in my next post.

Matthew 2:1-2
Matthew 2:8

Okay, these first two were simple and there's a good chance your definition sounded pretty good. Carry on.

Matthew 4:8-10

Hmmm. Maybe not so good? How about these?

John 4:19-24

Does your definition now sound absurd perhaps? This is not a trick test. Each of the preceding verses uses the same word worship in the original language and in the same context.

Now post those comments. What questions or comments has this little test provoked about your thoughts on worship? Has your world suddenly turned upside down? Or did you fit right in? Are you wondering what worship really is if you feel like your definition flunked? If you feel like you passed, have you encouraged someone today to obey God's command as Jesus spoke it in Matthew 4? God bless you. See you soon with some interesting feedback.

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