Key Verses about God's Worthiness:
"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things and by your will they were created and have their being." Rev. 4:11 (Also see: 1 Chron. 16:28-29; Ps. 29:1-2; 96:8-9; 99:5, 9; Rev. 5:11-14; 7:11-12)
Key Attributes of God's Glory, Honor & Worth:
God is all glorious and supreme, above all else. Hence, He is worthy of our praise.
Key Issues in Worship:
- It's about who He is not about who we are.
- It's about the One being worshiped, not about the worshiper.
- It's about the Creator, not the created.
Key Focus in Worshiping God:
What can we ascribe to Him?
Know that in ascribing praise, glory, splendor, and honor due His name that we are not adding anything to Him but only stating realities. He has intrinsic worth regardless of how we worship.
Implications for the Worship Leader:
- Present to the people a God who is worthy of their praise, keeping His magnificent character consistently before the people.
- Be careful you are not drawing undue attention to yourself as the worship leader.
Implications for the Individual Worshiper:
- Get to know God in the fullness of who He is.
- Take in what you can from sermons and Bible study classes, but do not rely on that alone.
The Worship Ministry Manual briefly expounds on the above implications of this aspect of worship and also provides a guide to study Scripture for how God is worthy to receive worship whether or not people acknowledge Him as such.