“Fear God and give him glory and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” (Revelation 14:7)
Worship is a word we use a lot, but do we really understand its true meaning? We go to a worship service, we sing worship songs, but is that really what worship is? I found this definition of worship: “Worship is the act of attributing reverent honor or fear to God.” In today's verse, an angel in heaven says to fear God and give Him glory. Another translations of the verse states: “Fear God with awe and reverence, and give Him glory and honor and praise in worship with all your heart worship Him who created the heaven and the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
We are to worship the Lord because He created the heavens and the earth and all that is in it. This should cause us to “fear Him,” to hold Him in awe. We are to give Him all the glory because He is God. When we go to church and attend our worship service, do we go there to reverence Him? When we sing our worship songs are we singing to praise the creator God? Worship should be an act of the heart, a heart that is full of praise and honor because of who God is and what He does.
The fear of the Lord, worshipping Him with our whole heart, is the first step to become wise in the eye of God. This week evaluate your worship of the Lord. It should start with awe because He deserves all of our honor and praise.
Question: When you go to a worship service or sing worship songs, are you in awe of God and who He is? Do you have a “fear of the Lord?”
Challenge: Evaluate your worship this week. Determine if it fits this model: The reverent fear of the LORD that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for who You are and what You do. Help me to have a reverent fear and to worship You will all my heart and mind. I love You Lord and want to honor You with my worship.
Jack Hughes, Chapel Leader -- Phillies Spring Training