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A Study of the Theology of Life and Worship from the Exegesis of Psalms 16
life and worship, Psalms, Israel, Bunun, consistency
|Issue Date: ||2017-01-12T06:49:19Z (UTC)
Worship is key to every Christian life. How we worship God and the theology behind our worship are of central importance in the life of faith. For everyone called and chosen to be a Christian is called to a life of worship which proclaims the salvific actions of God in daily living. Nevertheless, a life of worship can turn towards dead rules or lifeless liturgies. Besides, there is also great danger in splitting worship from daily living, thereby nullify the whole meaning and theological value of worship. Therefore, this essay seeks to dig into the issue of consistency between worship and daily living. It discusses how such a consistency can affect change in the Christian life and worship.
True worshipers of God must let themselves be directed by God. Their life is constantly shaped by the word of God to renew and make full their daily living. As Paul says in Colossians 3:4 that “Christ is our life,” such a life of Christ cannot be contained only in temple worship, celebration, or liturgies. The life of Christ must be lived out and witnessed to in human action and daily living. “Daily living and worship,” “daily living and life,” and “life and worship” are interdependent. They influence each other and are consistent with one another. When believers in the church encounter the crisis of the split between life and worship, such a split will result in the failure of worship effecting real change and fullness of life in the daily living of the believers.
In order to show how life and worship are consistent with one another, and how they are inseparable, effecting change and fullness of life in the relationship between human beings and God, this essay uses the method of biblical theology to examine the consistency between life and worship. It analyzes the life of the people of Israel, the theological value behind the phrases and ancient psalms to respond to modern Christian life and worship. A discussion of Bunun tribal life and worship, tradition and culture are also included for examination. The writer believes that it is important to go back to the biblical text for such a dialogue to take place. It discusses psalms which have specifically to do with worship. Psalm 16 is scrutinized to examine the context for the poet in question, it's life and worship. Finally, the essay proposes a practical suggestion for a modern worshiper and Bunun believer to integrate life and worship.
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