LUKE 19:40 IF WE DONíT PRAISE GOD THERE WILL BE A MAJOR ROCK CONCERT!
ISAIAH 38:18 PRAISE CANíT BE PERFORMED IN YOUR FLESH ONCE YOU ARE DEAD.
PSALM 33:1 PRAISE BEAUTIFIES YOUR CHARACTER.
PSALM 149:8 PRAISE BINDS THE ENEMY.
PSALM 100:4 PRAISE USHERS YOU INTO THE VERY PRESENCE OF GOD.
PSALM 29:2 PRAISE IS A DEBT WE OWE TO GOD ON ACCOUNT OF HIS WORKS.
MATT 22:21 PRAISE IS THE ROYAL TAX DUE FROM LOYAL SUBJECTS OF CHRISTíS KINGDOM.
ISAIAH 61:3 PRAISE LIFTS YOUR SPIRIT OUT OF HEAVINESS.
PSALMS 34:3 PRAISE MAGNIFIES THE LORD.
DEUT 21:5 PRAISE MINISTERS UNTO GOD. HE TAKES PLEASURE IN IT PS 149:5
WHAT WORSHIP DOES -
Itís not what it does for God but it is for our own good that we are commanded to worship! Although He deserves it, God cannot be added to or subtracted from by anyone giving or withholding due worship. Worship benefits us because worship -
Wraps us in a garment of comfort. Is 61:3
Opens a spring in a desert. Nu 21;17
Knocks down walls. Joshua 6:1
Destroys evil armies. 2 Chronicles 20:2
Opens prison doors Acts 16;23
Fills us with Godís Spirit Ep 5:18
ďOne thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. Ps 27:4
DAVID SAW A BEAUTY OF HOLINESS IN JESUS AND BY WORSHIPPING GOD EVERY DAY IT TRANSFORMED HIM INTO A GLORIOUS SAINT!
When a man has read and discovered Davidís singing, worshipping heart in the Psalms he can close his Bible and look no further, for he has found the very purpose of why he was created.
There will be no more need to preach to that man about his sin or his fallen nature. You will not hold his interest in your discussions about prosperity, miracles or any other matters.
There will be no more need for the sun to shine, nor for the moon to rise upon him for the Dayspring has come to give light to him who sat in darkness.
There will be no more need for rivers to flow for he has quenched his thirst at the Fountain of Living Waters. All other wells that the world drinks from are only broken cisterns that hold no water.
There will be no more need to put bread upon that mans table for he has found his hunger satisfied by the Bread of Life. If you tell him he must eat he will reply will be, ďI have meat that you know not of.Ē
He is fellowshipping with angels, living among green pastures, camping besides still waters, feasting at a table in the midst of his enemies, lacking nothing and about to be overtaken by two more angels named Goodness and Mercy.
All the while your lips are beating the air his mind is dreaming, ďOne thing have I desired of the Lord and will I seek after that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life to behold the Beauty of the Lord and to enquire in his temple.Ē Ps 27:4
The reason God gives worship so much importance is that everything else you do as a Christian is only but a means to this end. All your study, all your prayers, all your devotions are beneath this grand virtue and are to prepare you for it. Worship is the highest perfection of a divine life.
For these reasons I urge you to make worship the center of your Christian life.