Friday, December 11, 2009

Book Quotes: Worship

From Because He Loves Me by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick (page 139-140):

God created us to be worshipers because it is right that he be known, loved, and worshiped. This isn't because he is needy and wishes someone would tell him how special he is. No, it's because he is perfect and the worship of his perfection is holiness in action.

Because he is God and perfectly holy, everything in him revolves around him and elicits worship from all creation (Luke 19:40). When we fail in holiness, we fail because we're not centered on him...we're worshiping something else. We aren't believing in his goodness; we're creating other gods to worship...

Although worship is God's goal, he also has great regard for our happiness. He desires our worship because our happiness is inextricably tied to our worship of him. When we think on him, rejoice in him, and praise his glorious holiness, then, and only then, will we find the happiness we're seeking. What a blessing that he has tied our happiness to his glory!

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