Friday, October 01, 2010

Why should we worship God?

Worship.  The word is derived from the Old English worthscipe, meaning worthiness or worth-ship – meaning to give worth to something.  When we as Christians ‘worship’ God, we are putting action and meaning to our belief that God is worthy of our worship.  But the worthiness of God goes way beyond how we might apply worth to other things in our lives. A house or a car has worth, but we wouldn’t worship our house simply because of the value that it holds. 

So we should consider:  What makes God worthy of our worship?  Its an honest question that we should not be afraid to ask, because God has an answer. A big answer.

Think about this:  God is a being that has existed since eternity past, that is a long time! He spoke the universe into existence, a space so big that even with our most powerful radio telescopes, that can look hundreds of trillions of miles out, we cannot see the end of it.  That is big.  He not only spoke the universe into existence, with it’s billions of galaxies and trillions of stars and planets; He formed this little rock that we live on.  He formed it in such a perfect way, and hung it in the perfect spot in our little solar system, that it would be habitable for life.  He created it to have a self-sustaining atmospheric and ecological systems that would perpetuate live as we know it.

But He didn’t just create this reality for us and then walk away, He has made Himself known to us, since the beginning of time, that we might know Him and have a relationship with Him. That is pretty awesome when you think about it, that a God this big and powerful would care about us that way.  That He would greatly desire to have a relationship with us, even calling us His children.

To me that’s pretty exciting!  To me our God us a great God!  And I don’t know about you, but that is why I worship Him.

A few weeks ago I watched Louie Giglio talk about how great God is, and I thought you would enjoy it too.

Lioue Giglio - How Great is Our God

Titled from Eric Lee on Vimeo.

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