From Wretched

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Personally, I am so glad that my standing in Christ is not based on the way I “feel”! It is based solely on His act of obedience to His Father by laying down His life for the taking away of the sin of the world!

Let's face it. Some Sunday mornings, I don't “feel” like getting up and going to church. I would much rather stick my head back under the covers and just hide away from the rest of the world. But in the grand scheme of things, does that even matter? Do we serve Christ because He makes us “feel” good? Or do we serve Him because He deserves all of our praise, no matter how that makes us “feel”?

Because of Christ's obedience, we are now righteous in the sight of God, not by our own works of righteousness, but solely on the work of Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. Because of that, we now have the righteousness of Christ imputed on our behalf. In other words, the infinite sin debt we owed to God has been wiped clean by the righteousness of Christ. So now, we have the power to become the sons of God! What a magnificent Savior!

Now, getting out of bed just seems like a trivial thing compared to Christ's work, but it is the first step in serving Him. He is also so much more worthy of songs that tell of His matchless worth, not some overly romanticized song styling. Talk about trivializing the wonders of the deep abiding love of Christ. All true worship leads to a better understanding of God's holiness, righteousness and grace.

Worship styles are not the issue here. Contemporary worship songs can contain rich lyrical content and when they do, it is a joy to hear them. Just don't let the style become the focal point. If Christ is not the center of our worship, we are worshiping an idol.

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