The Purpose of Our Worship
The purpose of our worship towards Father God is to give Him what is due back towards Him: for His multiply value of love, honor, respect, protection, and so on. It is a reciprocal relationship of adoration, praise, and worship.
God is looking for true acceptable worship from those who will worship as John 4:23-24 states, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
Do you see that is your purpose in this life? You are pre-wired by God to worship, but first, you must understand that there are two kinds of worship: acceptable worship and unacceptable worship.
The majority of the world offers unacceptable worship, and God will not accept it. The Bible tells us that God is a jealous God, and will not tolerate the worship of another—false gods, wrong form or attitude of worship. Let’s read two scriptures:
“For you shall worship no other god; for the Lord, Whose name is Jealous, is jealous (impassioned) God,” -Exodus 34:14
“And I will not give My glory to another [by permitting the worshipers of idols to triumph over you].” -Isaiah 48:11b
What about all the people who worship their own gods, because they believe they are right in their form of worship? Yes, they are sincere in their worship, but He won’t accept it. So, the answer is No!! It is unacceptable to God for anyone to worship something or someone, and not Him. This is why it is important for you to learn about acceptable worship and its purpose for your life.
Since God is the object of our worship, He has shared in the Holy Scriptures what pleases Him with respect (as we read above). Now let’s look at one great reason for worshipping our Heavenly Father, according to Acts 17:24-25:
“God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;”
Wow, how can you not in return worship God with a deep, sincere, love, and honor to the one who created us.
Suggested Book: The Purpose and Power of Praise & Worship by Myles Munroe
Suggested Book: The Purpose of Man: Designed to Worship by A. W. Tozer
Praise and Worship Bible Study Lessons for Personal Use Only.
We strongly recommend that you look up each reference of the Holy Scriptures from your own Bible. (We recommend using one of the following translations: King James, New King James, American Standard, New American Standard, or Amplified).
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Suggested Reading: The Beginner’s Guide to Praise and Worship by Gary Kinnaman
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