Fortunately for us worship isn’t singing.
Over the next few devotionals, I’ll be digging into worship.
Before we get into worship, we have to understand one major point:
God created us to worship.
PS 100:1-2 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness.
Let’s go back to the origin of the world, the ‘genesis’ of the world if you will.
God created Adam and Eve. And if He created them to worship, there would be a total of two worshippers.
And what did He tell them to do?
GE 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”
When they had a kid, there would be three worshippers. Another kid, there would be four worshippers. Offspring would continue to be born until they would “fill the earth” with worshippers.
But Adam and Eve sinned.
Now let me ask you this. Do you think their sin would derail God’s plan? Do you think God’s plans was now ruined and He wouldn’t be able to accomplish what He set out to do?
Of course not. That’s why Christ was sent.
In fact, what was Christ’s last command before He ascended back into heaven? And ask yourself, if it sounds similar to God’s first command to Adam and Eve…
Acts 1 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
It basically says “fill the earth” with worshippers of God.
So over the next few days as we get more into worship, we first have to understand that God created us for worship. And He created the world to be filled with worshippers.
So what do we do?
Answer these questions for yourself…
- Outside of Sundays and singing, how do I worship God in my everyday life?
- What does a worshipper of God look and act like?
- What am I doing to “fill the earth” with worshippers of God?
If God created us to worship Him, let’s start thinking about it and working on it.
We can work on our singing later.
PS 100:1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
PS 100:2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
PS 100:3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
PS 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
PS 100:5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Take time to pray: Ask God on how you can start living your everyday life as worship – and as one who spreads worship.
Today’s Fruit of the Spirit: Love. The Love of God.