Peterson on Acceptable Worship

Today's WORSHIP QUOTE sends us back to the basics. The author is David Peterson.

ACCEPTABLE WORSHIP
Throughout the Bible, acceptable worship means approaching or engaging with God on the terms that he proposes and in the manner that he makes possible. It involves honouring, serving and respecting him, abandoning any loyalty or devotion that hinders an exclusive relationship with him. Although some of Scripture's terms for worship may refer to specific gestures of homage, 
rituals or priestly ministrations, worship is more fundamentally faith expressing itself in obedience and adoration. Consequently, in both Testaments it is often shown to be a personal and moral fellowship with God relevant to every sphere of life.

- David Peterson in ENGAGING WITH GOD: A BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF WORSHIP, 
Apollos, 1992 (1999 reprint), p. 283. David Peterson lectures in New Testament at Moore College, Sydney, Australia. He is the author of HEBREWS AND PERFECTION (Cambridge University Press).

[Take a look at Romans 12:1-2 and see what the Apostle Paul says about 
acceptable worship.]

Have a great week,
Chip Stam