A.W. Tozer’s book Worship is a compilation of his reflections and insights that dig deep into the meaning of worship—what it is and why God is worthy of it.
God created us to worship Him.
Tozer’s writings always seem to incite an attitude of veneration as he guides readers to a better understanding of the holiness and majesty of God.
The holiness and majesty of God did not change when he “meeked” himself to become a man and died on the cross for us.
He became meek because he was majesty.
Tozer makes it clear that we will never be able to grasp the mysteries of God through our own intellectual capacity. If people could discover God with intellect, then they would be too proud to worship Him.
If God can be understood and comprehended by any of our human means, then I cannot worship Him. One thing is sure. I will never bend my knees and say “Holy, holy, holy” to that which I have been able to decipher and figure out in my own mind! That which I can explain will never bring me to the place of awe.
When we are awed by the presence and holiness of God we become undone by our great need for Him. This leads us to an attitude of worship that flows into our lives and is evidenced by joy.
Consecration is not difficult for the person who has met God. Where there is genuine adoration and fascination, God’s child wants nothing more than the opportunity to pour out his or her love at the Savior’s feet.
This book will help others recognize that God is greater than we could ever imagine and we were created to live our lives in such a way that brings him glory.
Worship is more than prayer; worship contains prayer. Worship is more than singing; Worship contains singing. But worship is also living. And in our Bible we find worship not only to be singing, but doing and living and walking and working and going and serving, so that we can worship God with our feet by going the right way. We can worship God with our hands by doing the right thing.
I recently read A.W. Tozer’s The Wisdom of God: Letting His Truth and Goodness Direct Your Steps and found this book just as profound. You can read my review here.
I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review.