Worship Who?

“For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord, and who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?” Psalm 89:6

If we would improve our worship, we must begin with improving our knowledge of God. One of the great hindrances to our worship is that we can only compare God to created things. If glory could be weighed in a balance, weight of the entire collection of everything ever created would not budge the if the weight of God’s glory was on the other side. Still yet, the Scripture often compares created things to God because that is all we creatures can understand.  “Thus, the infinite greatness of God is set forth by his being greater than the whole universe, so that the heaven of heavens cannot contain him” (Jonathan Edwards, “God’s Excellencies”). Psalm 89:6 compared God to the highest creature in Heaven. God is greater. Then the Psalmist compared God to the highest creature on earth. God is still greater.

Sadly, some do not know what they worship (Jn. 4:22). That worship will focus on themselves. The Athenian pagans knew not God. Ignorance multiplied idolatry. Each idol represented their desires.  When we approach the worship of the Holy God, we cannot help but fall and confess our worthlessness before his glory.  “If it is asked of us what god we worship, we may answer that we worship infinite excellency, infinite perfection and loveliness; for this is our God, and certainly that God that is infinite perfection, itself, is the most perfect of all.” (Jonathan Edwards, “God’s Excellencies,”). So when we worship, we know that we must worship in spirit and in truth (Jn. 4:24). We know that we must worship with thanksgiving (Col. 2:7, 4:2).

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