Worship is

Here are some quotes I came across today about worship:

Most Christians tend to

worship their work,
to work at their play,
and to play with their worship

–Gordon Dahl

To worship is–

to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God
to feed the mind with the truth of God
to purge the imagination by the beauty of God
to open the heart to the love of God
to devote the will to the purpose of God

–William Temple

Worship is an active response to God whereby we declare His worth.  Worship is not passive, but is participative.  Worship is not simply a mood; it is a response.  Worship is not just a feeling; it is a declaration.”

–Worship, Allen and Borrer

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6 thoughts on “Worship is

  1. Here’s a couple of my fav’s –

    “A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” – C.S. Lewis

    “The Church is the Church in her worship. Worship is not an optional extra, but is of the very life and essence of the Church. …Man is never more truly man than when he worships God. He rises to all the heights of human dignity when he worships God, and all God’s purpose in Creation and in Redemption are fulfilled in us as together in worship we are renewed in and through Christ, and in the name of Christ we glorify God.” – James B. Torrance.

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