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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8624 worship, reasons for
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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