A Royal "Waste" of Time
Marva Dawn puts a Godly spin on the concept of wasting time.
WORSHIP: A ROYAL "WASTE" OF TIME
Worship is for God! Everything is DUE him. His holiness, or set-apartness, is
so infinitely full of splendor that we shall never - in all of eternity - run
out of new dimensions of worship. Consequently, we want our worship to be
full of splendor, totally prodigal in luxuriant praise, a royal waste of time.
We come in the holiness of God's grace through us, for only because the LORD
has invited us to come into his presence and has set us apart as his holy
saints through the work of Christ can we possibly enter to worship him.
Glory! How can we do anything but worship God as fully as possible with all
the best gifts at our command? Glory! How can we respond in any way but with
utter, wasteful (in the world's terms) devotion of lives? Glory! How can we
help but want to be the church? How can we not seek eagerly to welcome our
neighbors into the holy splendor?
- Marva J. Dawn, A ROYAL "WASTE" OF TIME: THE SPLENDOR OF WORSHIPING GOD AND
BEING CHURCH FOR THE WORLD, Part II, "Worshiping God: The Splendor of Our
Infinite Center," Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1999, p. 105.
Have a great week,
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina