Key Verse: Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness. Psalm 145:3
An understanding of worship has faded from people’s belief and practice today. When we think of worship, we commonly imagine a style of music or singing at church. Worship is far more than a song. Paul writes in Romans 12:1 “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.”
Paul is saying each and every aspect of our lives is a part of worship. He continues in 1 Corinthians 10:31 to say, “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Worship means to give something or someone worth. It means placing anything, be it God or otherwise, into the place of priority in our life.
Sadly many people decline to give God the honour He is due. God made the heavens and earth. He rules over every blade of grass and every tiny insect. He paid the ultimate price for our sin to redeem us, and yet people overlook God’s worthiness because of their own perceived self-worth. Too often, our eyes fixed on the things of this world and not on the one who loves us and created us. The Westminster Shorter Catechism says, “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” God created us to worship Him and to enjoy Him.
Remember of the four creatures described in Revelation; they continually praise God, day and night singing, ‘Holy holy holy.’ They give glory, thanks, and honour to the One on the throne. Additionally, in Revelation 5, John weeps when an angel asks ‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?’ John couldn’t find anyone in heaven or on earth or under the earth worthy because only Christ is worthy. Revelations 5:12 says, “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
God alone is most worthy of our praise. 1 Chronicles 16:34 commands us, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.”