How should we worship God? #1 Appreciation for God

The apostle Paul had been systematically explaining the gospel of salvation when he suddenly paused in wonderment, as though overtaken by the magnificence of God’s grace and mercy towards fallen humanity. He had glimpsed the end of God’s purpose, the salvation of all those who respond to God’s invitation and choose to be saved, when he concluded that:

“God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all. Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements and how inscrutable his ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counsellor?’ ‘Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?’ For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory for ever. Amen” (Romans 11:32-36).

For Paul this was an expression of worship and praise to Almighty God. It was his way of saying how much he appreciated what God had done and was doing – and his words seem quite spontaneous. When we stop to consider what God is offering us by way of salvation, we too might be overtaken with feelings of appreciation and deep gratitude. But, in Old Testament times, whilst God was pleased when His people praised Him spontaneously from receptive hearts and minds, He did not leave worship of Him to such individual gestures from His people. God knew the minds and hearts of His people – as He knows us today. He knows that without some structure and discipline in our worship and praise of Him, our feelings are more likely to turn towards pleasing ourselves than towards pleasing Him – as they did in Israel in past times.

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Preceding

Praise and give thanks to God the Most Highest

Song of Praise for the Elohim Set-Apart

To Glorify God and His Son

To Glorify God and His Son #2 Governance and objectives of the ecclesia/charity

Today’s thought “Thanksgiving for God’s Justice” (January 04)

1st thought for today “The world may be wicked” (January 16)

2nd thought for today “Praise Jehovah God Who Creates and Saves” (January 16)

Today’s thought “That my name might be proclaimed” (January 31)

Today’s thought “I will extol you, my God and King” (March 21)

Today’s thought “Word of the Only One God – To be read and listened at” (November 21)

Today’s thought “On the eternity of God” (December 17)

Memorizing wonderfully – Additional verses: Psalm 34 Tasting and blessing Jehovah God

Next:

How should we worship God? #2 Spiritual Worship

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Additional reading

  1. Faith and trial
  2. Main verses in the Bible telling us Who God is #3 The Set apart or holy One faithful and righteous God
  3. Main verses in the Bible telling us Who God is #6 The Unique One abundant in Loving-kindness
  4. Main verses in the Bible telling us Who God is #7 The Stronghold and Rock God a Refuge and strong Shield and Tower
  5. A King who wanted to extol a King above all kings
  6. Importance of Tikkun olam
  7. Praise be to God
  8. Bring praise to the Creator
  9. Lifting up hands towards the Most High
  10. Praise the God with His Name
  11. Make a joyful noise unto Yahweh, rejoice, and sing praise unto Jehovah
  12. Praise the most High Jehovah God above all
  13. Miracles of revelation and of providence 1 Golden Thread and Revelation
  14. Matthew 21:15-17 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Out of the Mouth of Babes
  15. Be vigilant with a view to prayers
  16. Praying and acts of meditation without ceasing
  17. My God
  18. A Living Faith #6 Sacrifice
  19. Singing gift from God
  20. That brotherly love may continue and have people join hands

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