Delight in God. Receive from Him in worship.

"Weak worship is not [weak because] people are coming to get and not to give.... People ought to come to corporate worship services to get. They ought to come starved for God.... And it is my job as a preacher to spread a banquet for them.

"If the focus shifts onto our giving to God, instead of His giving Himself to us, one result is that subtly it is not God who remains at the center but, instead, the quality of our giving."

1 comment:

  1. I have always liked Piper's approach to worship. I believe elsewhere he said something to the effect that another problem in worship is that people come to get the wrong thing, rather than starving for God, they come to get other things.

    I remember a discussion on an on-line group where I tried to make the point Piper makes here, and people (mainly fellow ministers) kept saying that this sort of thinking is wrong and that people need to come to give not to get. I found the whole thing very frustrating.