Rom 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Ps 16:5 The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup
8 I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely.
11 You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
ACCESSING HIS PRESENCE BECOMES A PRIVILEDGE WE HAVE.
Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
WE CANNOT EXIST APART FROM HIS PRESENCE.
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
WORSHIP BECOMES THE VEHICLE BY WHICH WE APPROACH HIM.
Ps 100:1 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. 3 Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. 4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. 5 For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.
THE LAST THING BEFORE ENTRANCE INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES WAS THE ALTAR OF INCENSE.
Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Isaiah 6:1 In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. 2 Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face (Reverance), and with two he covered his feet (Worship), and with two he flew (Service). 3 And one called out to another and said, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.”
WITHOUT WORSHIP, SERVICE IS INEFFECTIVE… LIFE IS INEFFECTIVE
GOD’S PROVISION IS NEVER A SUBSTITUE FOR HIS PRESENCE.
AMP Ps 23:6 Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.