Legalism lacks the supreme sense of worship. It obeys but it does not adore.
Geerhardus Vos (1862-1949)
Worship is no longer worship when it reflects the culture around us more than the Christ within us.
A. W. Tozer (1897 – 1963)
We are free to choose, but we are always a slave to our greatest desire.
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
If your life does not worship God, your lips do not worship God either.
A. W. Tozer, Reclaiming Christianity
The greatest product of the Church is not brotherly love but divine worship. And we shall never worship right nor serve right till we are more engrossed with our God that even with our worship, with His reality than our piety, with his Cross than with our service.
Peter T. Forsyth (1848-1921)
When we glorify God, we are not giving Him something substantial that He would not otherwise have. We are simply ascribing to Him what is His. But when we are glorified … we are being made more like Him, we are being strengthened or empowered to exhibit characteristics that we would not otherwise display.
D. A. Carson, A Call to Spiritual Reformation (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1992), 59.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
When God has given you your heart’s desire, what have you done with your heart’s desire?
Jeremiah Burroughs (1600-1646)