Psalm 24 – The world that we live in is in turmoil. The changes that have happened since the beginning of the year even is incredible. The Bible tells us that there is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God.
We want to think about worshiping our King of Glory this morning. We’re talking about more than worshiping together or personal worship. We’re talking about an entire life lived for God.
Hebrews 11:6 – God is real, and He is engaged in the goings-on in the world. Not just believing in God, but in a God who has a character of love and who cares about His creation.
Romans 8:31 – There are rewards for those who diligently seek the Father. This is a serious earnestness, it is richly rewarded. Half-hearted, lazy seeking doesn’t result in this blessing.
John 4 – It is the heart of the worshipper, the temple of the heart where this worship that is acceptable to God springs forth. Worship to the Father in spirit and in truth.
Daniel – True worship moves us to action, to right choices and right living. Daniel and his friends were ordered to bow to the image that the king had set up. These three men said no, they were worshippers of the true God and would never bow to this image.
James 1:7 – You are my friends if you do what I command you. Love God first, love our neighbors. True worship demands action. It’s not just head knowledge, but it involves a changed life.
Matthew 10:40 – Service is part of worship, acceptable worship. He who receives you receives me. When we serve others, motivated by love, God rewards, and blesses. However, not all acts of service are done out of a heart of worship for God.
Do we believe that God loves us? Do we believe that He will continue the good work in us?
Jude 20 – A life of worship, building, praying, looking… keep yourselves in the love of God. In our building and our praying and our looking let us keep ourselves in the love of God.