I haven't shared any Tozer for a while. Here is today's devotional thought:
Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the
beauty of holiness.
Yes, worship of the loving God is man's whole reason for existence.
That is why we are born and that is why we are born again from above.
That is why we were created and that is why we have been recreated.
That is why there was a genesis at the beginning, and that is why
there is a re-genesis, called regeneration.
That is also why there is a church. The Christian church exists to
worship God first of all. Everything else must come second or third
or fourth or fifth....
Sad, sad indeed, are the cries of so many today who have never
discovered why they were born. It brings to mind the poet Milton's
description of the pathetic lostness and loneliness of our first
parents. Driven from the garden, he says, "they took hand in hand
and through the valley made their solitary way." Whatever Happened
to Worship?, 56-57.
The question, then, in some people's minds is, "So that is our purpose? To gather on Sunday's and worship?" This is where we have been taught an incomplete understanding of worship. Worship is the outpouring of our lives.
Romans 12: 1 says "offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God -- this is your spiritual act of worship." But don't miss v. 2: "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will."