Notes From The Cove

 

Obeying God’s Word is the Heart of Worship

I remember subsisting in college on a diet of peanut butter and, on rare occasions when I could afford ground beef, Hamburger Helper. I’d cook it up on Sunday night and eat from the same skillet for the next few days. I thought I was living large—until a more financially solvent friend took me out for steak and lobster. What had I been missing? Soon the beefy mac on the stovetop lost its appeal. It’s the same way with faith in Christ. We think we’re doing all right in life; after all, everyone struggles to make sense of life’s purpose and meaning, right? But then we come to understand two things: one, that what the world is offering us is hollow; and two, that what Jesus is offering us is freedom itself—release from death’s iron grip and also from everyday, humdrum, pointless struggles. Being liberated from sin and exposed to a bigger view of life is like…