What’s Up With Worship Anyway?
Ever stopped and asked yourself why do we worship God? What’s the deal with worship? Psalm 100 gives us reasons for worshipping God.
WE SHOULD WORSHIP GOD BECAUSE OF WHO HE IS vs 3 – Know that the Lord, he is God! When I truly “know” something, I have a heart-felt conviction that I know it. If I know that the Lord is God, I am thoroughly convinced in my heart, and wouldn’t dare worship anyone or anything but Him. So I would ask you who is God to you?
WE SHOULD WORSHIP GOD BECAUSE OF WHAT HE HAS DONE vs 3 – It is he who made us, we are his; You wouldn’t be here if God hadn’t created you. Nothing would be here if God hadn’t created it. If we had no other reason to worship God, and there are many other reasons, we are obligated to worship Him, because we are creatures, we are creations, but HE IS CREATOR! Do you have some one else in mind that you would want to be your creator?
WE SHOULD WORSHIP GOD BECAUSE OF WHO WE ARE vs 3 – we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.. Not everyone can worship God for these reasons. Everyone one can worship God as creator. Not everyone can worship God because they are His people and sheep. Our heart should overflow with thanksgiving and worship for the sacrifice God did to include us into his family.
WE SHOULD WORSHIP GOD BECAUSE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO DO vs 4 – Enter his gates with thanksgiving; and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. We choose to enter His gates, His house, and His presence. We choose to give thanksgiving to Him. It may not be a natural reaction, but we actively choose to give Him praise. We choose to bless His name. We also can choose to do nothing.
WE SHOULD WORSHIP GOD BECAUSE OF WHAT HE IS LIKE vs 5 – For the Lord is good; You have life because the Lord is good. You have eternal life, if you know Jesus as Savior, because the Lord is good. Your every day needs are met because the Lord is good. You have answers to prayer because the Lord is good. You have the beauty of creation because the Lord is good. There is truth and righteousness because the Lord is good. His mercy is everlasting; It began before the foundation of the world. It will continue throughout all eternity.
WE SHOULD WORSHIP GOD BECAUSE of who He is, what he has done, who we are, what we are able to do and what he is like.