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Friday, October 25, 2013

Worshiper First, Worker Second

"You shall worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve" (Matthew 4:10)

I think that God has given me a little bit of a spirit of a crusader and I am crusading where I can that Christians of all denominations and shades of theological thought might be restored again to our original purpose.

We're here to be worshipers first and workers only second. We take a convert and immediately make a worker out of him. God never meant it to be so. God meant that a convert should learn to be a worshiper, and after that he can learn to be a worker.

Jesus said, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel" (Mark 16:15). Peter wanted to go at once, but Christ said, "Don't go yet. Wait until you are endued with power." (Luke 24:49).

Power for service? Yes, but that's only half of it; maybe that's only one tenth of it. The other nine-tenths are that the Holy Spirit may restore to us again the spirit of worship. Out of enraptured, admiring, adoring, worshiping souls, then, God does His work. The work done by a worshiper will have eternity in it.

What God asks from us is worship... The homage He claims is the devotion of our hearts.

~A. W. Tozer~

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