Lordís Day 35 Themes and Divisions

 

W. Slomp

 

Worship the Lord God only in the manner he has shown in his Word

 

That means that we may not:

 

1.      Add human elements

2.      Take away divine elements

 

G. Van Popta

 

In the second commandment the Lord God commands us to worship him as he has revealed himself in his Word

 

That is, as the one who is:

 

1.      Exalted above us

2.      Near unto us

3.      Faithful towards us

 

C. Bouwman

 

God insists that we make no images of him, lest we provoke his jealousy

 

1.      The ancient setting of this command

2.      The modern application of this command

 

A God jealous for his honour is particular in how we serve him

1.      The prohibition of the second commandment

2.      The jealousy behind the second commandment

3.      The obedience required by the second commandment

 

Creatures can come to know how to serve the Creator only by listening to his Word

 

1.      God is particular in how he is served

2.      Careless services comes from not knowing God well

3.      Knowing God well comes from listening to his Word

 

Arthur VanDelden

 

The true worship of Godís true image

 

God requires you to:

 

1.      Form a true image of God in your mind through revelation

2.      Worship the image of God in your heart without manipulation

3.      Bear the image of God in your works by means of recreation

 

H. Vanderkam

 

The manner of our worship

 

1.      Its importance

2.      Its essence

3.      Its transgression

 

J. Visscher

 

How shall we worship the Lord?

 

1.      Exclusively

2.      Accurately

3.      Carefully

 

C. Stam

 

The second commandment concerning the special manner in which the only living God wishes to be worshipped

 

1.      The heathen manner of worship

2.      The covenantal manner of worship

 

B. Holwerda

 

Christ writes the second commandment in our hearts

 

He does that in order that we:

 

1.      Should show gratitude to God for our redemption

2.      Ourselves would be assured of our faith by its fruits

3.      Should gain our neighbour for Christ