Why We Worship?
People all over the world do worship God; however, you will have to ask yourself the question as to why people worship God? Generally speaking, some people worship God out of fear of what their God may do to them, some others worship God for what their God can do for them, in some cases from a grateful heart for what they believe they have received from their God, and finally some worship God for who He really is. It is quite unhealthy to worship out of fear. Is it natural for people to worship God for what God has done in their life but the real reason for worship should be for who God is?
The Bible talks about the vision of prophet Isaiah of the Old. The prophet had a vision of God sitting on the throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple. The seraphims stood around Him and cried to each other and said “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory”. This is a perfect picture of worship of a Holy God, where worshipers praising and magnifying Him, for His holiness and His glory. This vision transformed the Prophet; he had a revelation of who God is and was convicted of his own sinful condition in the presence of this holy God. Jesus reminded the Samaritan women how one should worship God, and He said, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” – John 4:24. This encounter with Jesus transformed the Samaritan women and she touched her community in a positive way. I believe the real reason for our worship should be God himself; worship God for who He is. Such worship will transform the worshiper and bring lasting peace and happiness.
Abraham Mathew, Founder at India Gospel Mission – SALI
India Gospel Mission – SALI is to train and equip Christian leaders and reach unreached people groups in India through leadership training, conferences, and village outreach.