Worship is a topic and term that is widely talked amongst Christians. Many believers have very strong opinions on the theme, nature, and portrayal of worship in their own churches. In some cases, the interpretation of worship can be a divisive issue throughout the Body of Christ.
This is why it’s important to remember why we worship.
Worship is not just an action that we practice once a week on Sunday mornings. It is a lifestyle and a commandment. Jesus rebuked Satan by quoting a command in the Old Testament, “You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve” (Matthew 4:10). Worship is an expectation of the Christian walk with the Lord.
Here’s another surprise: you were created with a purpose.
We are crafted with the intent of worship and relationship with the Father. We don’t worship because we have to. We worship because we are made for it.
David is a man in the Bible who truly understood the meaning and necessity of worship. We see him cry out his praise to glorify God in the longest book of the Bible—the Psalms.
In 1 Chronicles 16, it says that David even assigned ten Levites a full-time job of praising and singing and playing instruments before the Ark of the Covenant at all times.
Then, he declared this song of praise:
“Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worth of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens … Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns!’” -1 Chronicles 16:23-26, 29-31
David clearly understood worship because he’d encounter the One who is worthy of deep reverence and adoration. His response could only be of worship.
Join us in giving a David-like response to God at The Worship Gathering on May 3. For tickets to this concert event featuring Rend Collective, Jon Guerra and Noah James, visit www.eastwest.org/theworshipgathering.