Seven Days a Week Christians

January 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Unfortunately, “going to church on a Sunday” to worship make some believe that is all that church membership entails.  If that is the case, then the worship experience on a Sunday (with maybe an additional Sunday School class) is just one more aspect of an already fragmented life and one more thing on my to-do list for the week.  Psalm 15 warns against such a lack of an integrated life in the presence of God.  And this does not refer to necessarily adding more “church activities” to our already busy weeks, but it challenges us to be Christian in every single aspect of our ordinary lives.  Psalm 15 begins with the question, “Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live in your holy hill?” Already in how the question is asked, the integrated link between worship and life is implied.  “Sanctuary” refers to the worship experience in the presence of God, and “holy hill” refers to a public life in the presence of God.  The rest of the Psalm then names the life of a person who takes his/her worship experience out the door of the sanctuary into the routines of every day.  May our worship experience tomorrow make a significant difference to how we live our lives seven days of the week!

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