Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. (KJV)
Why do you worship?
There are a lot of religions available. Of those religions, there is a different ending for followers when they die. You could be reincarnated continually, and never have rest; you could not be in the number who goes to heaven no matter what you do; etc. If you research this topic , you will find the outcomes for the different religions existing. Whatever all other religions believe, you must understand the power in and of the God you worship.
“Perhaps the greatest difference of all [among religious views] lies in the Christian assertion that none of us can save ourselves and make ourselves acceptable to God, try as we may: all the other faiths assert that by keeping their teachings, a person will be saved, fulfilled or reborn. All religions are not the same—Biblical Christianity is absolutely unique among all the religions and philosophies of mankind. Its claim to be necessary for salvation is based squarely on the uniquely powerful evidences for its truth and finality. Actually, true Christianity is not a religion, but a person, Jesus Christ.” (Dr. Michael Green, British theologian, Anglican priest, Christian apologist)
You worship God because:
- He saved you.
Habakkuk 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. (New King James Version NKJV)
- You know Who He is.
Revelation 4:11 “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.” (New King James Version NKJV)
- He commands you to.
Luke 4:8b And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. (KJV)
- You want to bless and honor Him.
Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!” (New King James Version NKJV)
- You love Him.
Psalm 116:1 I love the Lord, because He hears [and continues to hear] My voice and my supplications (my pleas, my cries, my specific needs). (Amplified Bible AMP)
- You want to draw near to Him.
Psalm 27:7-8 Hear me, Lord, when I call to you! Be merciful and answer me! 8 When you said, “Come worship me,” I answered, “I will come, Lord.” (Good News Translation GNT)
- Of the things He has done.
Psalm 126:3 We shook our heads. All of us were stunned—the Eternal has done remarkable things for us. We were beyond happy, beyond joyful. ( The Voice TVT)
- You are going to be with Him in heaven.
Hebrews 12:28 Since we are receiving our rights to an unshakeable kingdom we should be extremely thankful and offer God the purest worship that delights his heart as we lay down our lives in absolute surrender, filled with awe. (The Passion Translation TPT)
In that day, every knee shall bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, thank You for saving me. It made it possible for me to worship You. I can say; I am a Christian. Christianity gives me hope. It allows me to believe in heaven, and that is why I worship. It assures me of the eternal peace I will have in heaven, and that is why I worship. No more toiling, and that is why I worship. Christianity says You are Lord of lords, the Almighty God, and that is why I worship. I marvel at the truth of Your word. I believe You when You say, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess You are Lord, and that is why I worship. No other religion makes that claim, and that is why I worship. I don’t choose to live my life where the end is not an end at all. I like what Dr. Green said. True Christianity is not a religion and not a practice of regulated behaviors. It is my faith in Jesus and in His return. Keep me and I won’t waiver and I will be with You in the end. Whether I am raised or caught up. I worship You now and forever…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.