Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on February 16, 2013 · Posted in Worship

Worship must be consumed with whom we worship. If worship becomes about my experience then my experience becomes the object of worship. Here are three things about worship that will help keep your focus on the majesty of God.

 

Worship is a response to greatness. When you consider who God is, you can not help but bow before him. It is always appropriate to be blown away by greatness of God. There is none like him.

 

Worship is a response to power. When you consider that God holds your life in his hands, when you consider he holds and controls the vast expanse 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 in the very 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. 

 

If you are caught up with the greatness, power, and holiness of God, then worship will not be far behind.

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.