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Thought from the Word

July 17, 2017

A THOUGHT FROM THE WORD

John 4:24
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

What does this phrase mean? If He were a material deity--then I might bring Him fruits, and flowers, and music, and so forth.If He were a God of religious ritual--then I might deck myself with crosses, burn candles to Him, and waft incense in His honor.But our God is a Spirit who rejoices more in the falling tear, the upheaved sigh, the heart prayer, and the heart praise, which "the common people" render unto Him--than in all the decorations and symphonies and temples of a man-made ritual. What does the Spirit care for . . .
****your stained-glass windows,
****your snow-white altars,
****your glittering gold ornaments,
****and all your religious decorations?

Psalm 51:17 “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”

God will not reject a broken and a repentant heart