Why we Worship

PSALM 47

Clap your hands, all peoples!
  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
  a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
  and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
  the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout,
  the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
  sing praises with a psalm!

Why Sing?

God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
  as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
  he is highly exalted!


Why Scripture?



 


The mere presence of these two words on the packaging admits that the product may not deliver. With God, there is no risk. We are offered a relationship of the most magnificent possibility, with the absolute certainty that He will never disappoint.


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Satisfaction Guaranteed

November 6, 2008



Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8

Geerhardus Vos notes in his sermon THE WONDERFUL TREE that God longs for a relationship with Israel that involves "sublime abandon." God gives himself away with "neither restraint nor reserve."

"Using human language, one might say that God enters into this (his enthusiasm to have a relationship with us) heart and soul and mind and strength."

"Since God thus gives himself to his people for fruition, (he is the source of our fruitfulness) and his resources are infinite, there is no possibility of their ever craving more or seeking more of him than it is good for them to receive."

"To deprive religion of this by putting it upon the barren basis of pure disinterestedness (Vos is annoyed here by unnamed critics who assume that God could care less whether we commune with him or not), is not merely a pretence to be wiser than God; it is also an act of robbing God of his own joy through refusing the joy into which he has, as it were, resolved himself for us."

"So, far from being a matter of gloom and depression, religion is its true concept is an exultant state, the supreme feast and sabbath of the soul."

So how about you? Are you ready to say with the Psalmist "Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:23-24









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