Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.
Everyone worships something. Some worship nature, some wealth, some humanity. It is important to ask yourself what you worship for you will become like what you worship (Psalm 115, Rom. 1:25). With this in mind there is only one worthy of worship — the creator of all things.
Worship of God starts with bowing before Jesus, bowing in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24). In other words humbling myself and calling Him Lord of all. This act of worship involves offering my body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. This holiness can only happen by God’s grace given to me through Jesus Christ (Romans 12:1). Thus, I begin worship by bowing before the Shepherd of my soul and end being made into His likeness. Jesus becomes for me the Alpha and Omega of worship.
Indeed God is abundantly awesome. It’s too awesome to even comprehend it all, but we do see it, hear it, feel it and love it. Thank you God and thank you Steve for giving us beauty and words as well.
Worship of God is a blessing in disguise.