Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.
Do you believe that God is worthy of worship? Do you believe that he deserves your praise, no strings attached?
I know what you're thinking. “Well, of course! He’s God, after all!” And you're right, that’s the correct answer. But I'm not asking to receive the right answer; I'm asking so that you would examine your heart.
I'll ask again. Do you believe God is worthy of worship even if you don't get that job you wanted? Is he worthy of your praise when your aunt gets cancer? Does he deserve your adoration when you're going through a bad breakup or family struggle?
The thing is, He is and He does. No strings attached.
The problem is, we don't live like we believe that.
A few years ago I heard a message from Paul Matthies at The Village Church that shook me to the core:
“Do you understand that God is worthy of worship regardless of how we feel and regardless of the circumstances that we’re in? We have to learn to put a period where God puts a period. And He says “I am worthy of worship, period.” Worship is not just a response to what God does for us, it’s a response to who He is. Do we realize, church, that if God never did another good thing for us, He would still be worthy of worship? God, as His very nature of being God, is self- existent and self-glorious, and His very nature mandates worship, because He is God and we are not. He is glorious, and He is the Creator and we are the created thing. And we must ascribe to Him glory due His name, because He is worthy of worship, period.”
He's worthy of your worship when He gives you good gifts and when He gives you trials. He deserves your praise when you're discouraged and when you're joyful. He is worthy of your adoration on the mountaintop and in the valley. He’s God, after all.
So let’s worship Him - no strings attached.