Please join us on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for worship and Dr. Wayne Cook’s sermon on “The Heart of Worship.”
A few years ago there was a little song called, “The heart of worship.” The chorus says,
“I’m comin’ back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about You
It’s all about You, Jesus.”
There is a similar theme of “the heart of worship” in First Chronicles. First and Second Chronicles were originally one book. First Chronicles focuses on King David and Second Chronicles on King Solomon. A “chronicle” is a story arranged in a specific order. The people were looking back to the greatest time of the Kingdom of Israel when David and Solomon were kings. 1 Chronicles was written about 100 years after 1 and 2 Kings. The southern Kingdom of Judah had been conquered and the people carried off into captivity. As some were being allowed to return, they still carried the pains of their captivity, and even now they were in desperate circumstances. So the author, perhaps Ezra, is saying let’s avoid pain and hardship by getting back to the heart of worship.