In his book More Than a Feeling: Worship That Pleases God, Jimmy Jividen makes an impressive statement: “As a man worships,” he declares, “so is he,” (page 21). Of course his declaration is drawn from Proverbs 23:7, “as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (KJV). Both Jividen and Solomon draw from the biblical understanding that human actions are drawn deeply from the well of human thinking, human motivations.
“Set your mind on things that are above,” Paul urges us, “not on things that are on the earth” (Colossians 3:2, ESV). “Out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander,” Jesus declares, “These are what defile a person …” (Matthew 15:19,20). Continue reading “As a man worships, so is he”