Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Importance Of Worship
I am trying to write a short paragraph on the importance of worship for a Swedish website. Trying to put the greatest subject on earth into a few words is a daunting task indeed. Please read this, and if you have any suggestions - please let me know:
Worship is the primary reason for our existence. We were created to worship – not just to do worship, but to be worshipers. Our Father doesn’t seek to be worshiped - the Bible shows us that the Lord is looking for worshipers (John 4:23), and in every book we find that worship is a central theme. He created us to have fellowship with Him, and not just to do things for Him.
The Westminster Shorter Catechism puts it this way: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him for ever.”
Worship is important because this is how we come into God’s presence and enter into deeper intimacy with the Father. Worship makes way for the vital two-way conversation between God and His people, it ensures that we become more and more like Him (2 Corinthians 3:18), and it give us authority and strategies against all the powers of darkness in this world.