Theme: THE ESSENCE OF WORSHIP
Text: “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” – Revelation 4:11.
Comment: True worship is that which is done to honour God Almighty based on the understanding that, He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, (Genesis 1:1; Jeremiah 10:10); the God of Salvation (Isaiah 45:22; Psalm 68:20), the Giver of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17). The Bible is replete with exhortations to worship God. David declared: “O come let us worship and bow down: Let us kneel before the Lord (JEHOVAH) our Maker”. (Psalm 95:6,7) God Almighty deserves our worship and adoration through Jesus Christ . Let us search our our consciences and answer for ourselves whether we are serving God as we ought to do and whether we are determined to continue to do so. “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.” (2 Corinthians 13:5, 6) With honesty of purpose each person should be able to judge himself aright by the grace of God and take the necessary steps needed to make amends. The Prophet Joshua in Joshua 24:15 told the israelites:“…choose you this day whom ye will serve …but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” – Joshua 24:15.