Ready to Worship Season 5, Episode 7 for Friday, March 10, 2017
God is a purposeful Creator. He operates with great purpose and thought. He is not haphazard in his actions. He has an end in mind when He does things. When God made man in creation and re-made him in redemption, He had a purpose in mind. The purpose was worship (Rev. 4:11; Psa. 30:11-12).
God is a purposeful Creator. He operates with great purpose and thought. He is not haphazard in his actions. He has an end in mind when He does things. In the book of Ezekiel, we read, “And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the Lord” (Ezekiel. 20:26). God allowed His people to suffer to the end that they might recognize again that He was the Lord. In like manner, when He made us in creation and re-made us in redemption, He had a purpose in mind. The purpose was worship.
We were created for the purpose of worship. In the book of Revelation, John wrote, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Rev. 4:11). God is worthy of worship. He is the Creator. He created all things to a certain end. The end was that they might give him pleasure. In the passage, pleasure is defined as “glory and honor and power.” Man was made to this end.
We were redeemed for the purpose of worship. David wrote, “Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever” (Psa. 30:11-12). Did you notice the words, “to the end?” David believed that God had changed his condition to the end that he might sing praise to God. Today, we have redeemed to the same end. We too sing praises for the grace that has been shown to us (Col. 3:16).
If we are not worshipping, then we are neglecting the end to which we were made and remade. On one occasion, when Pilate asked Jesús if He was a king, Jesús answered, “Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” (John 18:37). Jesús was born to be a King. He was come into the world for that purpose. We were born to be His servants. We are in this world to worship Him. As we get ready to worship this week, let’s keep in mind why we were made and remade.
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