There are many ways that our worship of God can be stimulated. Meditation on His Word, a special song, a moving message, or just reflection of the countless things He has done for us. David gives us a window into his own experience of worship. Consider his words in Psalm 19. “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun” (Psalm 19:1–4).
The heavens with its countless stars set in perfect formation, the moon, and the sun all speak in powerful unison of God. This produces worship. But do they declare the mercy, grace and love of God, or His infinite character? These are only seen in their fulness in the face of Jesus because “in Him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell” (Colossians 1:19). The “glory of God” in the heavens is wonderful, but “the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6) is greater and stimulates transforming worship (3:18). Notice the pleasure of God seen through the fulness of Himself in His Son – residing there without the slightest hindrance.
Any worship that ignores Christ as the full expression of God is not worship. Let me put this in a more positive statement; the more we get to know the Son, the more we will know God the Father and the more our worship will grow in quality and genuineness.
The question we must ask ourselves is: “am I stimulated to worship through a growing relationship with God’s Son?” Honor of God comes through honoring the Son (John 5:23). In the same way, worship of God increases by increased love and obedience of the Son.
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