Being that there is a great deal of romanticism surrounding the idea of worship, it is important that we get down to a definition of what worship is. Otherwise we may be prone to worshipping worship itself, rather than the God who deserves our praise.
“there is a profound sense in which excellent worship cannot be attained merely by pursuing excellent worship. In the same way that, according to Jesus, you cannot find yourself until you lose yourself, so also you cannot find excellent corporate worship until you stop trying to find excellent corporate worship and pursue God Himself. Despite the protestations, one sometimes wonders if we are beginning to worship worship rather than worship God. As a brother put it to me, it’s a bit like those who begin by admiring the sunset and soon begin to admire themselves admiring the sunset.”
Ironically, we have a tendency to make worship more about us than it is about the God to whom it should be directed. Perhaps some Biblical grounding will provide the humility to stop this tendency. Read more