When we truly “know that the Lord is God” (Ps. 100:3) we won’t be able to help but respond in worship. So, let’s take some time to reflect on God.
Reflect: Why Knowing God Leads to Worship
We could examine many verses to determine the kind of God we have but will choose just six that support the case for worshiping Him. Reflect on the following truths about the God of the Bible:
As the Creator of all things, He is worthy of our praise.
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)
As One who is good, loving, and faithful, always reliable, He certainly deserves our thankful praise and worship.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. (Ps. 100:4-5)
As our Maker, He is supreme over us, the Sovereign One, so it only makes sense we kneel in reverence and submission to Him.
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. (Ps. 95:6-7)
As the Maker of everything, the Life-giver, certainly He should be exalted above all else.
You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. (Neh. 9:6)
As the Most Holy One, His presence should produce an awe-struck wonder within us.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. (Ps. 96:9)
As the Owner of everything and His mercy toward us, He deserves our all in worship.
Who has ever given to God that God should repay him? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen. Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. (Rom. 11:35-12:1)
Think about the worship services in our churches. What a difference it makes when everything done in it points people to this kind of God! All praise, glory, and honor belongs to Him!
The Worship Ministry Manual looks at each the verses in this post in light of worship in our churches, including implications for both worship leaders and individual worshipers.