Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Verses 1 – 2 (NIV)
Growing up in the Reformed Church I was required to attend catechism classes. Every Tuesday night during the school year as I recall. We studied the Heidelberg Catechism and other Reformed church doctrine. The number one question was this: What is the purpose of man? Answer: To Glorify God.
Even with Covid-19 reeking havoc on the world, in almost every country, millions of people will worship God on Sunday. Many will worship God by way of radio, or television, or internet, or in very small groups.
Sadly, not everyone feels the need to worship. Many people today dismiss God and the importance of worshipping Him. Psalm 100 gives the answer to why we should worship. Worship is our imperfect way of acknowledging who God is. It is our way of saying thank-you to God for all he has done for us through Jesus Christ. Worship is intended to give God his due.
And when we worship, we are to “worship the LORD with gladness,” with hearts filled with joy and gratitude. Psalm 100 gives us several reasons: God made us; we belong to him. The Lord is good; his love endures forever. God’s faithfulness continues through all generations.
Make sure you worship God today and every day!
Lord, thank you for the freedom we have to worship you publicly. Bless those who do not have this freedom. In Jesus name, Amen.