Carroll on the Response to Love

Worship is responding to God. Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is another that pictures our worship as a natural and appropriate response to the Lord's initiative of perfect love. The author is Joseph Carroll.

How To Worship Jesus Christ
By Joseph S. Carroll

"The Lord Jesus loves us with all His heart. He desires that we love Him with all our heart; and until we do, we will never know the sweetness of His love for us. We will have some faint concept but that is all. With how many people do we share the secrets of our heart and with whom do we share them? We will be intimate with the person we know loves us, the person we know is committed to us, the person who has given himself or herself to us, and with none besides. It is so with our Lord. There must be response of love to love."

- Joseph S. Carroll, How to Worship Jesus Christ, Moody Press, 1984, p. 30.


This is why solid biblical preaching is so important to the worship life of the church. We worship best when we are fully aware of God's holiness, our sin, and the amazing grace that is available to us through faith in Jesus Christ.

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