03 Why We Worship

We worship God because He is worthy to be worshiped. We saw that the first reason He is worthy to be worshiped is because He created all things. The second reason that the angel revealed to John about why He is worthy to be worshiped is found in Revelation 5:8-10. The four living creatures and twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb of God and “sang a new song, saying, Worthy are You…for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” He is worthy to be worshiped because He purchased us. We belong to God. He purchased us with His blood. He did not purchase us with silver or gold, but with His own precious blood (1 Peter 1:18-19).

(Rev 5:8-10)  “When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. {9} And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. {10} You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”

When we enter into praise and worship, tell the Lord, “I worship You because I belong to You. You purchased and redeemed me.

Why We Worship (2)

In the first article, I mentioned that we worship because He is worthy. The Scriptures teach us that He is worthy to be worshiped for a number of reasons. The first one that we looked at is He is worthy because He is the Creator. In Revelation 14:7, an angel is flying around in mid-heaven with an eternal gospel to preach to every nation, tribe and tongue. With a loud voice he said, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of water.” Part of the gospel message that was preached is that everyone should worship God, the One who created all things.

In Romans 1:18-25 Paul wrote that “the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident to them.” He goes to say that God made it evident to them since the creation of the world. His work, His creation, bears witness of God. In verse twenty-five he wrote, “For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” Our Creator is worthy to be worshiped, and the wrath of God will be revealed against those who choose not to worship our Creator. As we worship God privately and corporately, remember that He is worthy of our worship as our Creator.

Why We Worship (01)

I have heard preachers and worship leaders announce that the purpose of our songs of praise and worship is to prepare hearts to hear the message. Is that really why we worship? What are the reasons that we worship. I believe there are a number of reasons that we worship. I also believe that there are a number of benefits that we get from our worship. I believe that we should worship for the right reasons, so I believe it is important to identify why we worship. Over the next few weeks I will be giving some of these reasons that we worship.
 
The first reason that we worship God is because He is worthy to be worshiped. He is worthy of all honor and glory. In Revelation 4:9-11 we find the angels, elders, multitudes, and other creatures worshiping the Lord. It was not to hear a Sunday message in heaven. The angel showed John why they were worshiping. We read that God was worthy of our worship because He created all thing. (See also Revelation 14:7.)
 
(Rev 4:9-11) “And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, {10} the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, {11} “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”
 
The first reason we should worship is because He is worthy as the Creator. The next time that you enter into praise and worship at your church, tell God, “I worship You and give you all praise and honor and glory because You are worthy. I worship You because You created all things, and it is for Your glory that I have been created.”