What Does God Want When He Asks Us To Worship Him?

Everyone probably agrees that there are many Gods. Gods come in all shapes and colors and they may all have their own requirements as to how they want to be worshiped. This article is not about just any god. This article is about the one that the Bible calls the “God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome.” (See Deuteronomy 10:17 TNIV) What does this God want when He asks us to worship him?

What is the definition of the word worship and what does it entail?

According to one dictionary, worship is defined this way:

1. reverent
honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.

2. formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage: They attended worship this morning.

3. adoring reverence or regard: excessive worship of business success.

4. the object of adoring reverence or regard. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/worship?s=t)

From my own Bible research and understanding, I would define worship this way: it is anything that God asks us to do, which would include love, honor, respect, and obedience. It would include putting God first in the quality, quantity and degree of expression of these aspects.

So, what does this God want when He asks us to worship him?

What is God


requesting when He commands us to worship him?
What is involved in worshiping God?He wants us to make him the most important person in our lives. He wants us to keep him in mind as we go about our day.

Why does God want us to worship him?

It all boils down to the fact that worshiping God is good for us. If we make God the center of our lives and the focus of our lives then we will do the right thing in all facets of our lives. We will treat everyone the right way. It will make our lives balanced. It will give us purpose in living. It will give us the happiness we so desperately seek. Just like a plant needs the elements to thrive, so we need God to live a fulfilling, satisfied, and happy life. We thrive on God! We die without him!

See: Deuteronomy 30:19-20; Matthew 6:33; Matthew 22:37-38; 1 John 5:3; Revelation 4:11


 



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