Monday, June 13, 2005

Worship: God Gave Man A Harp

Man was made to worship God. God gave to man a harp and said, "Here above all the creatures that I have made and created I have given you the largest harp. I put more strings on your instrument and I have given you a wider range than I have given to any other creature. You can worship Me in a manner that no other creature can." And when he sinned man took that instrument and threw it down in the mud and there it has lain for centuries, rusted, broken, unstrung; and man, instead of playing a harp like the angels and seeking to worship God in all of his activities, is ego-centered and turns in on himself and sulks and swears and laughs and sings, but it's all without joy and without worship....

I say that the greatest tragedy in the world today is that God has made man in His image and made him to worship Him, made him to play the harp of worship before the face of God day and night, but he has failed God and dropped the harp. It lies voiceless at his feet. Worship: The Missing Jewel, 7-8.
Tozer's brilliant. I would even say that man has now made "god" into his own image, he worships what he wants to see...not what, who God is. Our understanding of God influences everything we do...this is why its important to be transformed by the renewing of minds. The questions of "Who is God" don't stop when we saved, nor do they become irrelevant.

Keep pressing in, run the good race.

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