“There is even such a thing as worshipping one’s religion instead of one’s God. How easily the mind falls into the habit of merely enlisting God as an ally in the fight for creature-betterment, almost oblivious to the fact that he is the King of glory for whose sake the whole world exists and the entire battle is waged! … Do we love God for his own sake, and find in this love the inspiration of service, or do we patronize him as an influential partner under whose auspices we can better conduct our manifold activities in the service of the world?”
Geerhardus Vos, The Wonderful Tree, Grace & Glory
May we say with the Psalmist:
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.
Psa. 16:11; 17:15 (ESV)