The Object of Our Worship
March 1, 2007 - Whom do we worship? The answer we give to this question reveals whether or not our worship contains the first and most essential ingredient to the kind of worship God is looking for. Our worship is right only when we worship God as He is described in the Bible.
by James Pittman
False gods or inadequate views of the one true God can nullify even the most sincere efforts to worship. Jesus said, “You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve” (Matthew 4:10, NKJV). God has the right to be the only object of our worship because He alone is worthy. And that worthiness is clearly seen as we reflect on His character and His works.
God is eternal. His inestimable value is seen in the mind-boggling fact that He is from everlasting to everlasting (Psalm 90:2). Unlike any other being, He never had a beginning and He will never have an end.
God is all-knowing. He is unlimited in His knowledge (Psalm 147:4-5). He knows everything there is to know about us, our world and the universe.
God is all-powerful. He can do anything that He chooses to do (Matthew 19:26). No good thing is beyond His ability to do. No army, government or civilization can frustrate His purposes.
God is everywhere-present. There is no hiding or escaping—no way to avoid the all-powerful One. No matter where you go in the universe, God is there (Psalm 139:7-8).
God is sovereign. Regardless of the apparent turmoil, confusion or chaos in our world, the God we worship is One who does all things according to His own will and purpose (Isaiah 46:10-11). He is, has been and always will be in control of all history.
God is unchanging. In His character, in His purpose and in His ability, God never changes. He has never been nor ever will be less good, less loving, less true or less powerful.
God is good. “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8, NKJV). Because of His goodness, He gives blessings and joy to His creatures. His goodness to us should cause us to offer our praise to Him.
We worship God because of who He is! He alone is worthy of praise and honor. He alone is worthy of our worship.