Why Worship Study Day 2

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Our hearts are postured to worship. As Christ-followers, His children, His Bride, His creation we are created by God to worship Him but we tend to offer our adoration and allegiance to people and things other than Him. Come along with me on 7 days of a journey as we dive into what wors

Why should we worship God?

Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate? —Francis Chan

The reason we worship God is that He is worthy of it. He is worthy of our worship, every single second of every single day. Everything that has breath was created to worship God.

On any given day, we often direct our worship toward something or someone that did nothing to deserve it. Only God is worthy to receive glory, honor, and power, for He is the Creator of the Universe (Revelation 4). We should hold God in such high regard that we adore and cherish Him above all and before all. But in order for us to truly be able to worship God, we must know Him, or we must at least begin the lifelong quest of doing so. God’s Word, the Bible, is full of information about the God we serve. The Old Testament chapters in Psalms are infused with truths about Him, His character, and His ways. Here is just a glimpse into who He is according to many of them:

He is our Father, our God, our Rock, and our Savior. He is our Sun and our Shield. He is mighty and established forever like the moon. He founded the world, He created the north and the south, and He rules over the surging seas. Our God is robed in majesty and armed with strength, and He is exalted over all nations. He fashioned the ear and formed the eye, and He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name. He does not treat us as our sins deserve, nor does He repay us according to our iniquities. He has compassion, He will not slumber, and He is a big “G” God, greater than all little, so-called “gods.”

That is who our God is, and He is forever worthy of our reverence, adoration, and devotion. His character is profound. His actions are remarkable. His sovereignty over the universe is unfathomable.

As Christ-followers, let’s dedicate our lives to worshiping the only One who is worthy of it. For the next five days, we’ll focus on five ways we can worship God:

We worship through music.
We worship by adoring Him.
We worship by serving His people.
We worship by trusting His heart.
We worship by surrendering our will to Him.
This list is not exhaustive; it’s just a springboard to help teach us to live a life of worship.

Reflect

Read through Psalm 98 and declare it to your God as you do.
List three character traits of God from Psalm 98 (or any other Psalm), and offer your worship to Him.
Write down any revelation that God speaks to you through today's Bible reading or devotional.

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