70 WorshipPosted: August 4, 2013
So far we have seen that weakness is a secret to humility. This is just a beginning; there will be more to come! For now, let’s focus on worship as a secret.
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being.” Rev. 4:11
“Who will not fear You, O Lord, and bring glory to Your name? For You alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before You, for Your righteous acts have been revealed.” Revelation 15:4
Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us…worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” Heb. 12:28-29
Through Jesus…let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess His name. Hebrews 13:15
We find freedom in worship. When we are worshiping God, we feel joy and peace; our problems fall away; we don’t care about the next bill coming due; we are not filled with fear for the future. Worship releases us from this world.
Sure, there are plenty of self-interested reasons to worship, but the bottom line best reason to worship God is because He deserves to be worshiped!
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power.” (Rev. 4:11) We were created to worship God. More than that, our purpose for living is to worship Him. We belong to God, twice His: 1) He created us. 2) He redeemed us with Jesus’ precious blood.
In Jeremiah 15:21, He says that He will save us from the open, empty paw of the wicked. He will save us from any evil, adversity, affliction, any badness, calamity, displeasure or distress from man or things. We will be kept from exceedingly great and grievous harm, heaviness and hurt and from ill favor. We will not be marked by mischief or misery, naughtiness or noisome conditions. We will be kept from sadness, soreness, sorrow, trouble, vexation, wretchedness and wrong. He will keep us from wickedness, the wickedly, the wicked one and the worst that could happen. He will release, preserve, deliver by any means possible ransom, redeem and surely rescue us from the grasp of the terrible and mighty oppressor (our enemy and accuser).* Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings. He requires our worship. Moreover, His redeeming us makes our hearts sing! Let’s honor His request and worship God, and serve Him only. (Matt 4:10)
We find true humility in worship. Our natural state is pride. The Israelites, like us, deluded themselves into thinking they had acquired the Promised Land themselves, without God’s assistance. God had warned them against pride. (Deut. 8:10-18) We need to let go of pride and embrace humility, humbling ourselves under God’s mighty hand so He will lift us up in the opportune or proper time. (I Pet 5:6)
Worshiping the King,
Noah and Marguex Woodrich
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