Importance Of Worship
The importance of worshipping God must not be overlooked. Worship is often passed over as something nominal or trivial. Worshipping our God should be an important part of every individual’s life. We should constantly be seeking to improve being a child of God. Increasing our awareness of praising God is simply one way of drawing near to Him (James 4:8). When we draw near to God, we move further away from Satan. Let's resolve to engage in our worship to God with excitement, enthusiasm, vigor, and health of the soul.
Man is a creature of worship. Even the most primitive civilizations naturally have a sense there is a higher being. They have a basic fear of death, a concept of life after death and a form of worship (e.g., Indian happy hunting ground, a utopia, the fountain of youth, etc.).
From the earliest point in history with all man’s wisdom and observations of nature, man has worshipped the creature rather than the creator (Romans 1:25). His god's have had no higher standard of morality than he, which is one of the great problems with idolatry. His religious worship has simply made provision for his own lusts and appetites. To these, the God of heaven is unknown (Acts 17:23, Psalms 10:4).
By nature, man will worship someone or something. Since we are the offspring of God (Acts 17:29), He is the Father of our spirit (Hebrews 12:9), and our Creator (Genesis 1:26); He has the right to direct us in our worship. It’s His desire that we worship Him (John 4:23-24; Matthew 4:10). And it must be done willingly (2 Corinthians 8:12).
It would seem then that of all the things a person does in his worship, God would be the first consideration. Our worship should give us a sense of refreshment, spiritual uplifting, renewal, and revival of spiritual interests. Worship periods that are stale, dry, dull are helpful to no one.
What a tragedy it is when some find worship boring and bothersome. Worship springing from this attitude is vain (Colossians 2:20-23, Matthew15:8-9). God is very explicit about His characteristics (Exodus 34:14). He is very particular about the kind of offerings He accepts (John.4:23-2; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Peter 2:5). If worship is drudgery, you have missed the real purpose. If worship is cold, boring, or seems like a formality, then something is very wrong (Romans 10:1). Worship ought to be a precious time for which you hunger. Where nothing can keep you from enjoying it. Where you associate closely with God in communion and fellowship. Worship helps us realize what it means to be more like Him.