The Marriage of Sin and Worship+

From “Instruments in the Hands of the Redeemer.” By Paul David Tripp

“At it’s centre, sin is spiritual adultery. It takes the love that belongs to God alone and gives it to someone or something else. It is a life shaped by the satisfaction of cravings, rather than by heartfelt commitment and faithfulness. Every sinner is in some way a spiritual adulterer.

“The deepest issues of life are issues of WORSHIP. Worship is more fundamental to our essential nature than the pain, pressures, or pleasures of our experiences. What we worship determines our responses to all our experiences. Sin is much more than doing the wrong thing. It begins with loving, worshiping, and serving the wrong thing. Sin in some way always involves the great exchange.” (page 67)

“Whatever rules the heart will exercise inescapable influence over the person’s life and behavior.” (page 68)


2 Responses to The Marriage of Sin and Worship+

  1. Sara says:

    Hey – did I give you my copy of this book??? Seriously … fantastic book. Glad you’re reading it! :o)

  2. Jared says:

    can’t wait for those Till We Have Faces quotes… aka “a book that doesn’t give me 17 steps to fixing myself”
    i think lewis’ fiction taught me more about God and angels than anything other than the Bible (the angels are from his space trilogy)

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