25th January 2011

Clothed With Worship

18th in a Series

“They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:  ‘Great and marvellous are Your works, Lord God Almighty!  Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!  Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name.  For You alone are holy.  For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested.’”
Revelation 15:3-4 (NKJV)

The Apostle John in a vision sees the resurrected saints in heaven and hears them sing this song.  They sing of a time when all nations will come and worship God.  Sadly that time has not yet come.  For now only a small number recognise that our God is worthy.

How do we show that God is worthy?

By all things and in every way.  Worship is not something we say or feel, it is not attending a service once or twice a week and on special days, it is not singing hymns or offering prayers.  Worship is something we are.  Worship is demonstrated in our total recognition of who God is and is expressed in our total being.  We worship God by surrendering everything that we are and have to him.

Notice this other scene in heaven:  “Whenever the living creatures give glory and honour and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: ‘You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power; For You created all things, And by your will they exist and were created.’”  (Revelation 4:9-11 NKJV)

In recognition of the worthiness of God these heavenly beings cast down their crowns, the fullness of all they are, before the throne in worship.  They surrender their all to God.

We too ought to recognise this worthiness of God and surrender our all, every thought, every word and every deed, in worship.

Prayer
Our Father in heaven, our Great Creator God, who by your will sustains everything and before whom I lay all that I am in worship; may I live my life today in such a way that my worship is evident to you and to all who see, hear and think of me.
Amen

Study by David Stirk 

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