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Worthy of Worship Worthy of Worship

At my previous church, we used to sing a song called “Jesus Is the Lord” and the lyrics in the bridge went:

You're worthy of worship
You're worthy of praise
You're worthy of honor
You're worthy of thanks

I used to struggle from time to time with songs such as this. If I was in a low spot or I felt stuck in some kind of sin, I didn't feel that I was worthy of giving praise and worship to God. I felt like what I had to offer in the form of worship wasn't enough, thus it was meaningless. In the high points of life, it was “easy” to worship God, because I felt as though what I had to offer then was valuable, or something along those lines.

What a hopeless existence this would be if our praises and worship were only received when we deemed them okay.

We don't worship God because we feel worthy; we worship him because he is worthy. We are sinners and we fall short hourly. There's no point in our daily lives where we are “good” enough to decide if our worship matters or not.

Hebrews 1:3 says, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven “

Jesus owns everything. He made everything. He is the representation of God's being and the radiance of his glory. He sustains all things, including us. He paid the price for our sin by being the perfect sacrifice.

We don't need to ask if we're worthy to worship. All we need to do is see what God has done, and we know that he is indeed worthy of our worship.

Patrick Shay,
Director of Worship Ministries
patrick@calvaryburlington.ca