Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on March 16, 2014 · Posted in Worship

You don’t worship God to appease him.

You don’t give to God to impress him.

You don’t love God to flatter him.

You don’t obey God to make him like you.

You don’t pray to God to show your piety.

You don’t praise God because he needs you to do so.


You worship, give, love, obey, pray, and praise God simply because he is who he is!

God is not in need of your worship. He must be worshipped because of his holiness, his majesty, his power. His very existence demands it! 



Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.