Yesterday we discussed what worship is and how when we love something, we will worship it; we’ll spend our time on whatever that thing is. As believers, when we evaluate what we worship and love, we are trying to make it less about of the things of this world and more about God. Today, I want to talk about how worshipping God is what we were made for.
“Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” – Isaiah 43:7 (ESV)
From just reading this verse we see that we were created for God’s glory. What that means is that we are to worship Him in all that we do. I want to look at the word ‘created’ for a minute, and for that, let’s go back to creation.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1 (ESV)
And as we read on, it tells us how He made the light, night, day, sky, land, trees, plants, fruit, vegetables, sun, moon, stars and the creatures of the land and sea. When you study the leaf of a tree, you will see that is very, very intricately made. Its complexity is showing off and worshipping its amazing Creator. All of these things were made to worship God, they all show His amazing power and workmanship.
Then we get to the end of Chapter 1 of Genesis and we read this:
“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” (ESV)
This verse tells us 3 times that God created us. Think about that for a minute.
Think about the way your body works. Take, for example, your movements. If you were to think about this in a little more depth, you might be able to picture just how crazy complex it is to even move a muscle! Can you imagine that on a chemical level? Just like the complexity of a leaf, the complexity of our bodies is for the glory and the worship of God.
Worship isn’t just an inward thing, it’s something we are supposed to be doing all the time throughout our lives. As we dig deeper this week, we’ll talk about how worship should be part of your life. But for today, I want you to spend a few minutes looking at something in creation. Whether that thing is a tree, a river, the sky, or your body, whatever it is, I want you to think about how it is made to worship God, and how, just like that thing, you are made to worship God too.