One of the things mentioned in there was St. Bernard of Clairvaux's (1090-1153) work on Loving God. In Buck-Naked Faith, he talked about the four levels of love for God and how each relates to the way you view God at the time.
The levels are:
- Love of Self for Self's Sake.
- Love of God for Self's Sake.
- Love of God for God's Sake.
- Love of Self for God's Sake.
Much of what I hear on the typical radio station is all about me, me, me (Level 1).
On your typical Christian radio you hear a lot of "Level 2" love. I immediately think of "Amazing Grace" and "Just as I am". This is not bad but...
In much worship music you hear a lot of "Level 3". What comes to mind are songs I have recently learned like "How Great Is Our God" or "Holy is the Lord".
I don't know that I can identify any "Level 4" lyrics, can you help?