Considering the Majesty of God
In the heart of Christianity, an unwritten policy exists that sanctions permission to abandon corporate worship when life gets complicated. It is, however, unreasonable for any believer to avoid Sunday morning worship just because life is hard. Is worship to be a fair-weather activity? No! Worship is a character trait for every true confessing believer who is in Jesus Christ. Then, how am I going to be able to worship privately and corporately in the midst of struggle?
Psalms eight through ten provides the answer and the perspective on how to worship Jesus Christ in all circumstances of life (Ps. 9:13; 10:1). Psalm 8 specifically, provides the focus for our thinking that produces biblical worship. David faced multiple trials, and as the Psalmist, he offers excellent advice for us as we consider God’s majesty.
Indeed, the doctrine of God does control worship, and worship responds accurately when God’s word, the Scriptures, sinks deep into the heart of the believer. Therefore, here are four biblical perspectives of God to convey voice for our worship, even in tough times.
- Adoration of God’s dignity – Psalm 8:1-3
- Amazement of God’s determination – Psalm 8:4-5
- Accountability of God’s demands – Psalm 8:6-8
- Anticipation of God’s deliverance – Psalm 8:9
- The strength of worship is rehearsing all that God is and does (Isa. 40:25-26)
- The splendor of worship reflects who we are in the eyes of God (Heb. 13:13-16)
- The significance of worship rests in our future (Rev. 22:20-21)