What is worship, and why does it matter?
Contrary to popular belief it isn’t only about the music, the instruments, the songs, the singing, the singers. It isn’t about having a ‘Rock Star’ image although they are often the focus of our worship. It isn’t about the sermon, power point, sound, announcements or communion.
It most certainly is not about ME! I may desire to be worshiped, but I am unworthy of worship because I have not paid the price!
So what is the real meaning of worship?
Worship is all about who really deserves the glory. Worship is about serving the ONE who has paid the price.
Worship is all about God. His Greatness; His Goodness; His Majesty; His Splendor; His Sacrifice; His Gift of Eternal Life;
His Worthiness. . . . So what is my role in worship?
First and foremost, I must be Born Again to understand who or how to worship God. (John 3:3)
I must be a voice He can use, a signpost who points people to Him.
I must be a trusted friend of the Bridegroom. I must boast about Him and not about myself. I must be a steadfast faithful servant, inspiring others to seek faith in Him.
I must sing His praises for the Bible commands me to sing (Eph.5:16) and to play instruments (1Sam.10:5) and even to dance with joy (Eccl.3:4). All for and to Him, for no one else is worthy of my worship.
I must tell the coming generations about Him. My sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren. (Joel 1:3) I must listen carefully to His words and worship wisely.
I must put all my hope in Him, the God of the Bible… The Triune God, Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
I must and will exalt and magnify His name.
Does Worship Matter?
Yes, but only if I worship the One who earned the right to be worshiped when He gave up His life as a ransom for my life.
That is the only Worship that Matters to a Holy God. Syb