Redeemed To Worship

Isaiah 43:7 says that we are created to glorify the Lord. One way is through worship. Let me take you to the scene in the throne room in Revelation 4. Day and night the four living creatures, full of eyes around and within, gaze upon the Lord. They verbally express words that give glory and honor and thanks to the One who sits on the throne.

Verse 8 recorded what they said, “…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” Each time the twenty-four elders would fall down and cast their crowns before the throne. Verse 11 is what they said, “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.”

Chapters 5, 11, and 15 recorded more songs. All heaven resounds with worship. Many of the Psalms are recorded songs of worship. King Solomon built a house of worship. Our bodies are the temple of the Lord. At any moment day or night we can lift our hearts in worship.

Worship does not require a specific building because it comes from the heart. Worship is a lifestyle, not an event. Psalm 40 was written by David about redemption that we can echo. Verse 2-3 says, “He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth—praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.”

Worship is our heart expressing our thanksgiving to the only One who deserves all praise, honor, and glory. Psalm 95:6 says, “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.” Our worship anoints the Lord with the oil of our joy for the things He has done for us through His birth, death, burial, and resurrection.

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