Know to Worship

The real key to biblical worship is always increasing in the knowledge of God. . . . Preaching is not listening to some man giving his own ideas, or sharing his philosophy; it is listening to someone opening up the truth of Holy Scripture and expounding it. Why? So that we might come to know God, because this is where He is to be known. And worship is not some mystical activity; it derives from knowing God. This is how we learn to worship God. And as He reveals Himself to us, we are enabled to be absorbed with His glory and majesty and beauty, His righteousness, His truth, His love, His mercy, and so on. And we worship Him, because we are coming to know Him. The more you know God, the more you will worship Him in spirit and truth.

—Eric Alexander, “Worship God!” (sermon on Revelation 19:10)