I also have my Truth and Method class read the little classic article by B. B. Warfield called, “The Religious Life of Theological Students.” It seems that every time I read it, there is a new nugget. In light of my recent comments on going to church, this struck home especially for me:
Surely, if ever there was one who might justly plead that the common worship of the community had nothing to offer him it was the Lord Jesus Christ. But every Sabbath found him seated in his place among the worshipping people and there was no act of stated worship which he felt himself entitled to discard. Even in his most exalted moods and after his most elevating experiences, he quietly took his place with the rest of God’s people, sharing with them in the common worship of the community. . . . ‘He entered, as his custom was, into the synagogue, on the Sabbath day.’ ‘As his his custom was’! Jesus Christ made it his habitual practice to be found in his place on the Sabbath day at the stated place of worship to which he belonged. (38)
Warfield, Benjamin B. “The Religious Life of Theological Students.” Themelios 24, no. 3 (May 1999): 31-41.