• “But God is the God of the waves and the billows, and they are still His when they come over us; and again and again we have proved that the overwhelming thing does not overwhelm. Once more by His interposition deliverance came. We were cast down, but not destroyed.” – Amy Carmichael

It’s About Him by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 6/29/11

“I just don’t get anything out of the worship when that fill-in guy leads! He doesn’t sing any songs I like.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: We each have personal preferences about styles of worship. But did you know the purpose of praise is not for our own enjoyment but to bring God pleasure?

In Exodus 30 God gave Moses the recipe for making incense for temple worship. Then God said, “It shall be most holy to you. Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves…. Whoever makes any like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from his people.”

Using praise to give us an emotional high is like an Israelite burning incense for the wrong reason.

True worship will bring about many blessings in our lives. But don’t forget: the ultimate purpose of praise is to bless God.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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