2nd March 2011

Worship

“Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care…”
Psalm 95:6-7 (NLT)
 
God seeks us and wants us to worship him. The question is how? In the garden he was seeking Adam and Eve but they rejected him. He wants fellowship with us and he seeks us. 2 Chronicles 15:2, 4 and 15 tell us that if we seek God we will find him.

Jesus tells us, “You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.” (Matthew 4:10).  To worship God we have to realise how great he is and how far above us.  Isaiah tells us God is, “…the high and lofty one that inhabits eternity whose name is holy” (Isaiah 57:15 KJV). Isaiah 66:1 (KJV) says that heaven is his throne and the earth is his footstool.

Psalms are mostly about worship and praise, and ways of expressing praise are continually emphasized. Singing is one way we can praise and worship God and there are forty-one Psalms which tell us, “Sing to the Lord.”

Regular attendance at church is an opportunity to get to know God better and grow in our worship of Him. As it says in 1 Chronicles 16:29-30, “Give to the Lord the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come into his presence. Worship the Lord in all his holy splendour: let all the earth tremble before him…”

Jesus tells us, “…true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24).

“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” (Revelation 4:11 KJV).

Prayer
Thank you, Father God, for seeking us and showing us what you require. Please help us to always give you honour, and worship you in spirit and truth.
Amen

Study by Jill Newman

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