8624 worship, reasons for

8624 worship, reasons for

The supreme reason for human existence is to worship God for his love, greatness and saving deeds.

To worship is a divine command

Mt 4:10 pp Lk 4:8 See also Dt 6:13; Ex 23:25; 2Ki 17:36; 1Ch 16:29; Ps 22:23; Ps 29:2; Ps 68:26; Ps 113:1; Ps 117:1; Ps 148:11-13; Ps 150:6; 1Ti 2:8; Rev 14:7

God’s people are to be a worshipping people

1Pe 2:9 See also Ex 19:5-6; Ps 105:1-6; Isa 43:21; Rev 1:5-6

Worship is the response of God’s people

To God’s love Ex 4:31 See also Dt 6:5; Dt 12:7; Dt 26:10-11; 2Ch 7:3; Ps 95:6-7; Ps 117:1-2; Ps 138:2

To God’s holy presence 1Ch 16:29 pp Ps 96:8-9 See also Ex 33:10; Lev 10:3; Jos 5:13-15; Ps 29:2; Ps 99:5; Rev 4:8; Rev 15:4

To God’s greatness Ps 95:1-3 See also Ex 3:12; Ps 22:27-28; Ps 66:1-4; Ps 96:1-3; Rev 15:3-4

To the deeds of God

Ge 8:20 Noah’s response to God’s deliverance from the flood. See also Ge 12:7 God’s promise of an inheritance to Abraham The signs and wonders in Egypt and Sinai: Ex 4:29-31; Ex 12:27; Ex 15:1,20
Ezr 3:10-11; Isa 19:21; Da 3:28 God’s deliverance of Daniel in Babylon; Mt 9:7-8 pp Mk 2:12 pp Lk 5:25-26 the healing of the paralytic; Ac 3:8 the healing of the crippled beggar

To the fear of God Ps 22:23; Heb 12:28 See also Ps 2:11; Ac 10:2

See also

1050God, goodness of
1060God, greatness of
1065God, holiness of
1085God, love of
5932response
7140people of God
7404ordinances
8352thankfulness
8608prayer & worship
8664praise

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