Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on · 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! 



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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.