To understand worship, we must go back to the original intent. God placed man (Adam and Eve) in the Garden of Eden for His pleasure. All of His creation was “good”, but after the creation of man and placing “dominion over” His creation in man, “it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). Out of this divine plan came a relationship of intimacy between God and man that would be the pinnacle of worship. In creating man, God gave him an inherent desire for worship. Sadly, the intrusion of sin caused man to worship other things rather than enjoy the relationship with God in worship.
In the next few blogs, we will explore the wonder of intimacy with God and what it looks like. Before I close this blog, I quote from A. W. Tozer on worship:
Worship is to feel in your heart and express in some appropriate manner a humbling but delightful sense of admiring awe and astonished wonder and over-powering love in the presence of that most ancient Mystery, that Majesty which philosophers call the ‘first Cause’, but which we call “Our Father which art in heaven.” (Tozer on Worship and Entertainment, Christian Publications, 1997, page 19).
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