The Ingredients of Worship (3): Admiration – A.W. Tozer

Essays-on-prayer-Tozer-1968In an article on worship titled “Missing Jewel” (January, 1968), pastor A.W. Tozer wrote these words about some of the “ingredients” found in true worship:

     We must appreciate the excellence of God. Man is better qualified to appreciate God than any other creature because only he was made in God’s image. This admiration for God grows and grows until it fills the heart with wonder and delight. ‘In our astonished reverence we confess Thine uncreated loveliness,’ said the hymn writer.

The God of the modern evangelical rarely astonishes anybody. He manages to stay pretty much within the constitution. He never breaks out from our bylaws. He’s a well-behaved God, very denominational and one of us. We ask Him to help us when we’re asleep. The God of the modern evangelical isn’t the God I respect. But when the Holy Ghost shows us God as He is, we admire Him to the point of wonder and delight.

Published in Essays on Prayer by A.W. Tozer and others (Inter-Varsity Press, 1968), pp.3-4.

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