Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on August 24, 2014 · Posted in Fear of the Lord, Worship

True worship must be rooted in humility.


Worship must be consumed with whom you worship. If your worship focuses upon your  experience then your experience becomes the object of worship.  This is not only a bad idea, it is an insult to God. 


True worship must be rooted in humility. You and I are indeed people with unclean lips. Humility is a response to God’s greatness, power and holiness.


Worship is a response to greatness. When you consider who God is, you can not help but bow before him. If you are not blown away by the greatness of God, you are thinking too much of yourself.


Worship is a response to power. When you consider that God holds your life in his hands, when you consider he holds all of the universe together by his will, when you consider that Christ has defeated the forces of evil on the cross, what can you do but worship.


Worship is a response to holiness. When Isaiah was brought into the presence of God his response was to be totally undone. Worship should leave you with a profound awareness of God’s holiness and your own unworthiness. 


Worship is not about you and your experience. Worship is about the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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.