‘Worship is an end in itself; it is not a means to something else. Karl Barth has appropriately declared that the “church’s worship is the Opus Dei, the work of God, which is carried out for its own sake.” When we try to worship for the sake of certain benefits that may be received, the act ceases to be worship; for then it attempts to use God as a means to something else. We worship God purely for the sake of worshiping God.’ – Franklin M. SeglerTo Worship is
- to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God,
- to feed the mind with the truth of God,
- to purge the imagination by the beauty of God,
- to open the heart to the love of God,
- to devote the will to the purpose of God.