I like praise songs and I’m a very emotional singer. But Rich Kirkpatrick of ChurchLeaders is absolutely right when he points out that we must know the God whom we are worshiping. A sweet praise song may be true about God’s aspect as the Comforter, but it won’t do a thing for God’s aspect as the holy fire of pure justice.
“There is no context of God’s character, just our experience. We can sing “we worship You” all we want, but who is “You”—a fuzzy God who just makes us feel fuzzy, or an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving God who is jealous of us loving anything or one more than Him? Do we go for a God-or-girlfriend emotion, or do we promote confession and celebration?”