Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on October 21, 2012 · Posted in Fear of the Lord

 We don’t worship God to appease him.

We don’t give to God to impress him.

We don’t love God to flatter him.

We don’t obey God to make him like us.

We don’t pray to God to show our piety.

We don’t praise God because he needs us to.


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


Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.