It may sound convoluted, but not only is an experience of forgiveness the SOURCE of a right heart in worship, it is also the RESULT of a right heart in worship. We can only worship the Lord with a right heart as we experience his forgiveness, causing us to overflow with gratitude and worship. And it is when we worship the Lord and focus on the forgiveness that he has objectively given us that we experience subjectively that forgiveness. Continue reading
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Luke 7:36-50 tells the story of a sinful woman who worshiped Jesus by anointing his feet while he was eating at the home of Simon the pharisee. The woman is an example of one who truly worships the Lord Jesus, as she wipes her tears from his feet with her hair. Simon is an example of failure to worship. What does this scripture passage teach us about how we can worship the Lord with a right heart?
The main thrust of Luke’s account of this incident is that experiencing God’s forgiveness is an important key to having a right heart in worship.