Made to Worship – July 2019

Now this is an interesting and somewhat provocative title. Normally you might think of us as being “made for worship.” Made to worship tends to leave the impression of obligation and duty. Worship is something that God is simply worthy of to such an extent that rocks will even affirm it if man doesn’t (Luke 19:37-40). Have you thought of God being that worthy of worship? And what is worship anyway?

Worship is ascribing worth-ship to someone or something. When you worship you acknowledge and express the degree of worth. So, how worthy is God? The Lord is great and greatly to be praised (1 Chron. 16:25). He is worthy to be blessed and exalted above all blessing and praise (Neh. 9:5). The heavens even declare the glory of God (Psa. 19:1). But are they made to do this?

This is where it gets tricky. God is not tyrannical and demanding of praise like earthy kings may do (Dan. 3:1-6). God’s worth is so great that see Him, to recognize His majesty, to behold His glory and to be overwhelmed by His presence will require a worshipful response. It is required because there is no other appropriate action and attitude. That is why every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phil. 2:9-11). So, how will you be made to worship?

What attitude do you bring before God’s presence? We can be made to worship out of duty or indebtedness. However, we can also be made to worship out of devotion (2 Cor. 11:3). What makes us worship is the spiritual drive from a heart of love. Just because you feel compelled to worship from the depths of your being does not mean that it is insincere. Allow yourself to be overwhelmed by Him again and rediscover the joy of being made to worship because we were made for it.

Journeying with you,

Pastor Merril


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