Jesus Birth Part Two Worship

2:14  Gloria in Excelsis Deo is Latin for “Glory to God in the highest” St Augustine’s, “Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.” 

What is the chief and highest end of man? A. Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God [1] and fully to enjoy him forever. [2]

 

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%201:8 

 https:// www.biblegateway.com/passage/? search=Matthew%2028:19

https://www.biblehub.com/john/10-16.htm 

https://www.gotquestions.org/what-is-Passover.html 

 http://scottwoodward.org/christmas_innsoftheNT.html https://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Lexicon.show/ID/G2646/kataluma.htm 

https://www.gotquestions.org/what-does-Messiah-mean.html https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Messiah 

http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/tozer/5f00.0888/5f00.0888.03.htm 

2:14  Gloria in Excelsis Deo is Latin for “Glory to God in the highest” St Augustine’s, “Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.” 

 Westminster Larger Catechism wrote, What is the chief and highest end of man? A. Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God [1] and fully to enjoy him forever. [2]  The Greek word is proskuneó meaning to kiss “, to kiss the ground when prostrating before a superior; to worship, ready “to fall down prostrate oneself to adore on one’s knees.” Metaphorically described as “the kissing-ground ” between believers (the Bride) and Christ (the heavenly Bridegroom). While this is true (proskynéō) suggests the willingness to make all necessary physical gestures of bow. Where the Hebrew words is sagad means to prostrate oneself (in worship)  The late Dr S.Lewis Johnson wrote, “Luke is the gospel of songs. For example we have the beatitude of Elisabeth just previous to this. We have the Benedictus of Zacharias. We have the Nunc Dimittis of Simeon given last night by one of the children. We have the Evangel of the Angel of the Lord in chapter 2. We have the Gloria of the angelic hosts. Luke has always been known as the gospel of songs, and this the Magnificat is one of the greatest.”

 For example in Luke 2:13 , a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saYing:   Luke 1; 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord.”  In Luke, 1:68   Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied. Luke 2; 28  Simeon took Him up in his arms, praised God, and said:   The common themes was that they were glorifying God and proclaiming Jesus as Lord and Savour For example, the angel Glory to God in the highest heaven, And Mary  My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, Lastly, Zechariah Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and provided redemption for His people and Simeon declared For my eyes have seen Your salvation.

Through out Luke account people were praising God. In  Luke  v. 28; 1:64; 5:25, 26; 7:16; 13:13; 17:15–18; 18:43; 19:37–40; 23:47; 24:52, 53.

To me worship has a variety in it style we do not worship on a calling card, where one size fit all. For example painting pictures, toiling garden, walking in park, reading scriptures, or conversation about God, listening to sermon  etc, etc  There is no wrong way to worship God, as long  it  pleases Him. Jesus said that we are to “worship the Father in spirit and truth.” Primary reason why we worshipped God is because He redeemed mankind from the curse of sin

 Jonathan Edwards wrote, “By Christ’s purchasing redemption, two things are intended: his satisfaction and his merit; the one pays our debt, and so satisfies; the other procures our title, and so merits. The satisfaction of Christ is to free us from misery; the merit of Christ is to purchase happiness for us.” Glory to God in the highest. 

Calvin wrote following,” The angels begin with Thanksgiving, or with the praises of God; for Scripture, too, everywhere reminds us, that we were redeemed from death for this purpose, that we might testify with the tongue, as well as by the actions of the life, our gratitude to God. Let us remember, then, the final cause, why God reconciled us to himself through his Only Begotten Son. It was that he might glorify his name, by revealing the riches of his grace, and of his boundless mercy. And even now, to whatever extent any one is excited by his knowledge of grace to celebrate the glory of God, such is the extent of proficiency in the faith of Christ. Whenever our salvation is mentioned, we should understand that a signal has been given, to excite us to Thanksgiving and to the praises of God.

 

https://biblehub.com/greek/4352.htm 

https://biblehub.com/hebrew/5456.htm 

Read more: https://www.christianquotes.info/quotes-by-author/jonathan-edwards-quotes/#ixzz5RXw0acQi 

https://www.christianquotes.info/quotes-by-author/jonathan-edwards-quotes/#axzz5RXvgnkvE 

  https://riversofjoybaptist.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/jonathan-edwards-five-marks-of-true-conversion/ 

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/6-ways-to-worship-in-everything-you-do.html 

http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/tozer/5f00.0888/5f00.0888.03.htm 

 

https://reformed.org/documents/wlc_w_proofs/  

 

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