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?



 


In sports, debate rages as to whether some great team from a certain era could defeat a powerful team from another decade. What if we applied the same test to faith matters? How would this generation fare, when compared to the faithful of the past?


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These were all commended for their faith... Hebrews 11:39

Geerhardus Vos, in a sermon titled RUNNING THE RACE, called for a comparison of the faithful in his day, with those who had already finished the race:

In natural relations, we are not slow to take pride in our descent from those who have left an honorable record behind them in the annals of history, and we feel the obligations which such a connection imposes on us.

Why should it be different in the religious sphere? In the exercise of faith as well as in that of the natural virtues, we ought to feel the force of the principle noblesse oblige.

Sometimes we are altogether too much concerned with what the present world will say about us - whether it will regard us as progressive, enlightened and liberal; while too seldom considering what would be the historic judgment passed upon us by the church of the former ages if its great figures could gather around us and review the part we take in the making of the history of the present - whether they would be shamed or gladdened by our doings.

So let us, sometimes at least, endeavor to view our condition and performance in this light, and ask ourselves whether we can without shame and self-reproach allow the soundness of our faith, the purity of our life and the consecration of our service to fall below the attainments of any earlier generation in the church of God.

And on the other hand, thought the world may look down upon us as reactionaries and antiquated people, if we can conscientiously say that we have remained faithful to the principles which God himself stamped with his historic approval in the past, let us derive comfort from the thought that we do not walk alone, but are encompassed about on every side by an innumerable host of friends who will honor us as God has honored them.









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