Ray Ortlund

One of my absolute favorite blogs to read is “Christ Is Deeper Still” by Ray Ortlund. Great quotes, great thoughts, usually a couple of posts a day, all of them deep and meaty. This one from today is a prime example;

Acceptable Worship

“When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.”  Isaiah 1:15

The worship God rejects here is not idolatrous worship.  It is his own biblical worship, performed by the people with elaborate, even sacrificial, abundance.  But God says he hates it.  Why?  Their hands are full of blood.  Human blood.

The acceptability of our vertical worship is inseparable from the humaneness of our horizontal relationships.

Let us love one another.  It can make all the difference in our worship of God.

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One Response to “Ray Ortlund”

  1. Ken Says:

    Amen, brother.

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