In the first 3 verses of the Book of Wisdom, chapter 15 (see today’s Apocrypha Reading) it tells us why God deserves our worship. He does indeed deserve it, but there are many reasons to worship along with the fact that He deserves it.
- Worship invites His presence
I have heard it said by various Churches, “God inhabits the praises of his people”.
Worship is actually a very quick way to call to God and get His attention. It brings His presence.
- Worship helps win Battles.
Amazing things happened also in the New Testament when people started praising (See our New Testament Reading at Matins). What battles are you facing? Anybody face something that you can’t handle this week? Have you tried praising God? Have you praised God until he “ambushed” your enemies? Try worshipping God, and see what happens.
- Worship is beautiful to God if it comes from a righteous person
We are so blessed that we don’t have to count on our own righteousness (most of us have none). We are righteous before God through Christ. Jesus gave us His righteousness when He took our sins on Himself, so if you are a born again child of God, who has asked Jesus to come in and take over your life, then you have His righteousness. Use it to praise God in bad circumstances and see them change. You don’t even have to pray sometimes, just worship and focus on Him and He sorts it out - He knows what you need.
- Worship is a Witness to unbelievers and your children
- We were created and saved for Praise
God is so good I could probably come up with heaps more reasons to Praise Him, you can probably think of reasons to do so in your own life, so lets live worshipfully.