Calvin on Worship

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At and during and after the punishment of the Great Flood, God reconfirmed true Public Worship at weekly sabbath observances (cf. Genesis 7:4-10 & 8:6-12 & 8:20-22).   Here Calvin comments:4 "This passage [8:20f] teaches us that sacrifices were instituted from the beginning [1:28 to 2:7 cf. 4:3f].   For this end — that men should habituate themselves by such exercises [praisingly] to celebrate the goodness of God and to give Him thanks….  

"The holy fathers formerly professed their piety towards God by sacrifices….   Noah had rested upon the Word of God….   He undertook nothing without divine authority….   The sacrifice was acceptable to God…..