Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For
he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of
Psalm 95:6-7, 29:2
The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever. So
states the Westminster Shorter Catechism. This is perhaps no where more applicable than to our worship of the Living and True
God. In worship, we ascribe to the Lord all the praise, glory, honor and worth
due to him. We rightly think about God and all his attributes and rightly
praise him for them. Biblical worship is directed towards God, with the goal of
glorifying him, and in so doing to enjoy him and our fellowship with him.
Biblical worship is worship according to the ways he has prescribed in his Word,
using the means of grace he has given to his church. Worship is the central activity of our lives individually
and corporately. There is perhaps no greater
need in the church and in our culture today than for God-directed, Christ-exalting,
Spirit-filled, Bible-prescribed, Scripture-saturated, truth-infused, gospel-proclaiming, grace-oriented,
joy-inspiring, mind-renewing, life-transforming, hope-filling, faith-strengthening,
love-producing, to-God-alone-be-the-glory-worship. That is our hope and our prayer.