Stephen Charnock on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, September 9, 2013 at 6:30 AM

"Self is the spirit of carnality;  to pretend a homage to God, and intend only the advantage of self, is rather to mock Him than worship Him.  When we believe that we ought to be satisfied, rather than God glorified, we set God below ourselves, imagine that He should submit His own honor to our advantage; we make ourselves more glorious than God, as though we were not made for him, but He hath a being only for us; this is to have a very low esteem of the majesty of God.  Whatsoever any man aims at in worship above the glory of God, that he forms as an idol to himself instead of God, and sets up a golden image, God counts not this as a worship."
Stephen Charnock 
(Discourses Upon the Existence and Attributes of God)


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