11-05-06

Sometimes we struggle with the concept of worship.  Why should we worship?  Why should we take time to give God honor and praise?  Often we look at the things God has done for us, the ways He’s answered prayers, or how He’s blessed us and these become our reasons to worship God.  But worship also ought to come from something far more basic.  David wrote, “In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand” (Psa 95:4-7 NKJV).
Worship does not just depend upon whether I’m having a good day.  Worship does not depend upon whether or not I happen to like the music that the worship band is playing.  Worship does not depend upon whether God has answered my recent prayers or not.  Worship ought to come from the fact that God is my Maker and I owe my very existence to Him.

I am not here by chance.  I am not an accident in the cosmic scheme of things.  I am a created being.  I was made for a purpose.  There is a God in heaven who formed me and who watches over me.  There is a God who loves me so much that He wants to spend eternity with me.  There is a God who loves me so much that He sent His Son to die in my place so I could come to know this God in heaven.  These are reasons for worship that never change.  Even on my worst day, I can worship the God who made me. Come, let us worship.