the value of worship


Worship must not only be deliberate; it must also be defined. Worship has been defined by God as something that must be directed to Him alone; it is not to be reduced to mere ceremony. In creating us, God created us to worship, and no degree of academic progress will ever replace that need.

I believe worship is important because it brings each life into cohesiveness within itself and into harmony with others in community. The famed Archbishop William Temple define worship in these terms:

Worship is the submission of all of our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness, nourishment of mind by His truth, purifying of imagination by His beauty, opening of the heart to His love, and submission of will to His purpose. All this gathered up in adoration is the greatest of all expressions of which we are capable.

Ravi Zacharias, Can Man Live Without God, p. 151

Advertisements

About hypkip

married, follower of Jesus, teacher of the Holy Book View all posts by hypkip

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: