2008-04-29 - Remembering Awe and Worship
The last few weeks I have talked about awe and worship. To me it seems like we as Christians get too comfortable in our religion and we lose our awe and that hinders our worship.
Here's three brief points to help us keep our sense of awe and remember why it is that we worship God.
One - We must remember that compared to God we are nothing. Psalm 39:5 says our life spans are nothing compared to God. From God's perspective, we humans whether insignificant or important in our own minds weigh nothing. Examine the questions God asks of Job in Job 38.
Two - We must remember that we deserve the death penalty. The first half of Galatians 6:8 tells us, "The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction." (NIV) As Paul put it to the Romans, "The wages of sin is death." (Romans 6:23)
Three - We must remember that we owe our lives to God. The second half of Galatians 6:8 states, "The one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life." Again, Paul told the Romans, "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Aren't these things really the basis of what we confess to God to be saved? God we are nothing and cannot save ourselves. We sin and deserve death. You gave your life for ours; you gave your life in our place. Seems like we settle into our Christianity sometimes and we forget what it really means to be a Christian. As we do, we forget to be in awe of God and worship him.
Take some time to remember how big God is and how lost you were without him.
All scripture references from KJV unless otherwise noted