All Theology Should Ultimately Lead To Doxology
From Shai Linne:
“Theology is the study of God, and it’s very important.
Doxology is an expression of praise to God.
So, the point here is that, all theology should ultimately lead to doxology.
If theology doesn’t lead to doxology, then we’ve actually missed the point of theology.
So if you have theology without doxology, you just have dead, cold orthodoxy, which is horrible, right?
On the other side, you have the people who say, ‘Ah, forget about theology, I just wanna praise.’
But if you have doxology without theology, you actually have idolatry, because it’s just a random expression of praise, but it’s not actually informed by the truth of who God is.
So God is concerned with both.
He’s concerned with an accurate understanding of Him, and that accurate understanding of Him leading to a response of praise, adoration, and worship towards Him.”
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
– Isaiah 55:6-7
“The woman said to him, ‘I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I who speak to you am he.'”
– John 4:25-26
“Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.”
– Psalm 148:13