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Worshipping God

Every Sunday, we go to church to worship God. This time together has been the cornerstone of the Christian faith for a very long time. It might be good to ask ourselves, then, what exactly does worship mean?

Worship comes from the word "worth". The original form of the word was closer to “worthship.” When we gather together to worship, we are telling God that He is worthy. We are placing Him above anything else.

I once heard it put this way by a terrific preacher named Paul Tripp: He said, “Worship is designed to remind you that in the center of all things is a Glorious and Gracious King, and this King is not you."

The main thing that we should get from this is the "not you" part. Our worship time should be designed to emphasize that God is God and man is man. Our relationship with Him is built on the understanding that God is worthy. So we gather together to praise and worship Him.

God loves us and desires to have a relationship with us. It is because of this great love for us that He allows us to interact with Him in that way. In fact, He tells us to do that. There is a purpose for our worship time together. We are privileged to be allowed to come and draw near to Him, so we worship Him.

Psalms 145:18
"The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth."

He is sharing His Godness with us when He allows us to enter into this thing called worship. We often take our Sunday morning time for granted. It is a divine moment in our week where we get to do something with God and His people in a special way.

If you are not going to church, what you are saying to God is, "I don't need to set you apart or give any of my time back to you. Even though You have specifically called me to come and worship, I am going to stay at home and do my own thing."

God is worthy. Worshiping Him is a privilege and a joy. It is our way of saying “I love you” to the One who created us.

Hebrews 12:28
"Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe"