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Harvest Daily with Greg Laurie - Mar. 28, 2006

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


He is Worthy


You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.

—Revelation 4:11


If you are not worshipping the true and living God, then you will worship a god of your own composition, or some false god.  The problem with a false god is that it can’t hear you.  It can’t see you.  It is not aware of you.  It is not real.  It’s a god of your own making.


But the true God, the living God, sees you.  He knows about you.  He cares about you.  He hears you.  And He is interested in you.


Our word “worship” comes from an old English word that could be translated “worth ship.”  In other words, we worship a God who is worth it.  We worship Him because He is worthy.   He deserves our praise.  The gods of our own making will disappoint us.  But the true God never will. 


A number of words in the Bible are translated “worship.”  One means “to bow down and pay homage.”  Another word literally means, “to kiss toward.”  It is a word that conveys the idea of reverence.  So putting these two words together, you get an idea of what worship is and what it should be.  We worship God because He is worthy.  And in doing so, we bow down and pay homage to Him.  That speaks of reverence toward and respect for God.  But we also kiss toward Him, which speaks of tenderness and worship.  God wants us to reverence Him, to honor Him, and to be obedient to Him.  But at the same time, He wants tender intimacy in our worship.


You should worship God because He is always worthy of your praise. 

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