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?



 


Meditating on the love of God is faith-energizing, hope-building, and the opposite of wasting time. Comprehending God is impossible, but the little we can know will be health and life to our soul.


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The fool says in his heart, "there is no God." Psalm 14:1

Why a fool? Because if you think on the subject of God for even a moment, there dawns a sense of His greatness and our "dustness." Richard Baxter (the 1600's) the Puritan pastor shows us how this process of thinking on God can take shape.

If God be good, and infinitely good, then there is all the reason in the world that you should love Him; and there is no show of reason that you should love the world or sin before Him.

If He be faithful and true, His threatenings must be feared, and His promises must not be distrusted; and there is no reason that you should make any question of His word.

If He be holy....then He must be an enemy to sin, and to all that are unholy, because they are contrary to His nature.

Consider that He is almighty, and there is no resisting Him...in the twink of an eye can He snatch the guilty soul from thy body, and cast it where sin is better known.

A word of His mouth can set all the world against thee, and set thine own conscience against thee too....and if He be thine enemy, it is no matter who is thy friend; for all the world cannot save thee, if He do but condemn thee.

He was from eternity, and thou art but as it were of yesterday; thy being is from Him; thy life is always in His hands, thou canst not live an hour without Him, thou canst not fetch a breath without Him, nor think a thought, nor speak a word, nor stir a foot or a hand without Him.

No love can be great enough, and no praises can be high enough, and no service can be holy and good enough for such a God.

This is not a God to be neglected, or dallied with; nor a God to be resisted, nor proviked by the wilful breaking of His laws. O therefore dwell on the meditations of the almighty!

Extracted from A QUEST FOR GODLINESS by J. I. Packer

Whoever is wise let him heed these things, and consider the great love of the Lord. Psalm 107:43









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