John 4:22 - ""You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know....""
I recently read a book (comes as no surprise does it) in which the following statement is made.
"You cannot have good doxology without good theology."*
I believe one of the fallacies of today's churches is that we have substituted man's idea of worship for a real knowledge of God. Some Christians really do not know much about God. And because of this, they are quick to adapt any teaching that is out there. They worship - but who or what are they worshiping? Do they have any idea of the grandeur of God? Do they have any concept of the infinite nature of the One they are worshiping?
Our God is personal, He is transcendent yet immanent, He is creative, He is holy, He is -- well He is!
Begin today to study God. Go past the basic relationship phase and seek to have an intimate knowledge of who He is, what He likes, what He hates, and you will be moving into true worship.
*From Why Churches Die by Mac Brunson & Ergun Caner. © 2005 B&H p.182.