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A Heart For God: Meant For Worship - Part 2

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Meant For Worship - Part 2

The Bible declares without contradiction that God and God alone is to be the One whom we worship. We were indeed meant for worship like we saw the woman in the first post of this series worships Elvis. But it's the God who created heaven and earth (and human beings, too) that's to be the focus of our worship, not a person! In Psalm 2:11 the Scriptures say, "Worship the Lord with reverence." In Psalm 29:2 we read, "Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in holy array." And in Matthew 4:10 Jesus Himself confirms that God is to be our worship focus. In response to the devil's demand for worship Christ declares, "'Begone, Satan! For it is written, "You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only"'" (Mt. 4:10). And the fact that the God we are to worship is Jesus Himself is also made evident through the Scriptures. Our Savior is to be worshiped because He is God. This is important to realize because other religions direct their followers to worship their so-called "gods" which are not really gods at all. Jesus Christ is the one and only true God (Titus 2:13). Speaking of Him Hebrews 1:6 states, "And let all the angels of God worship Him (Christ)" (Heb. 1:6; Ps. 97:7). And in Matthew 2:11 it says, "...[The Magi (wisemen)] came into the house and saw the Child [Jesus] with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him (Christ)..." (Mt. 2:11). While on earth Jesus actually received worship without remark and didn't deny His Godhood. He did so because He is God and God alone is to be the focus of our worship. In John 10:38 the man born blind and healed by Jesus says to Him, "..."Lord, I believe [in You]." And [the formerly blind man] worshiped Him (Christ) (the verse closes)" (Jn. 10:38). And in Matthew 28:17 we read of the disciples' reaction to our Savior's appearance after the resurrection. There it says that, "...[When] they saw [Jesus], they worshiped Him (Christ); but some were doubtful" (Mt. 28:17). Again, my friends, we were meant for worship. Our worship focus is to be God and God alone. And because Jesus is God, when we worship Him, we are fulfilling our privilege.

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