NOTEWORTHY QUOTE 10
From time-to-time I like to post quotes that I view as noteworthy.
The following is statements are quoted from David Ravenhill found on page 98 of Chapter 8 of his book, “They Drank From The River And Died In The Wilderness”
“Growing up with entertainment has made us very entertainment-oriented. This desire to be entertained has influenced our concept and understanding of worship. For many Christians, “worship” is more a program or performance to watch than it is a divine encounter in which they can personally participate. If the service makes them feel good, if the music sends a thrill up their spine, or if the preaching stirs their emotions, then they feel that certainly they must have worshipped, even if they had no conscious awareness of the presence of God.”
“We must be careful to always keep the focus of our worship squarely on God Himself. It is too easy for us to fall into the trap of worshipping our own worship. It is too easy to lift up human talent, ability or understanding to the point that we take away from the God the honor that is due His name. Everything we do in worship should go to the cross of Christ. Much of our worship ignores the cross because we actually are lifting up man.”
“We need to examine our motives and our desires. Why are we worshipping? Is it because we want to bring glory to God and grow in intimate fellowship with Him? Or is it because we want to be entertained and made to feel good? We need to regularly ask, “Lord, is this taking away from your glory?”
Source: Ravenhill, David. They Drank From The River And Died In The Wilderness. Shippensburg, PA, Destiny Image, 2000
“THE HEART OF WORSHIP” – SUNG BY MICHAEL W. SMITH
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
(John 4:23, 24 -NKJV)
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