Worthy of Worship

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Karah

Pause

Take a few moments to worship God. Pray aloud a psalm, sing your favorite worship song to Him, or just sit in silence, meditating on His greatness.

“Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory

and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens

and on earth belongs to You.”

—1 Chronicles 29:11a

Read David’s prayer in 1 Chronicles 29:10-13 in your Bible. Take note of all the words or phrases that reflect how David viewed God. Think through these questions:

• What are some of the words or phrases David used to express why God was worthy of worship? What words or phrases would you use?

• Notice the phrase “in the sight of all the assembly” in verse 10. Why is it important that this wasn’t just David’s private worship?

Respond

Read over David’s praise in verses 10-13 again. If you were writing your own prayer of praise to God, what aspects of His character would you include? Jot down a few.

Look over those words again. As you live your daily life—not just at church—are you living like those things you praised God for? If so, how? If not, what changes will you make today to trust God’s greatness and majesty more in those areas?

Behind the Story

Chapters 28 and 29 in 1 Chronicles detail David’s final days as leader. Earlier in life, David had endeavored to build a temple for God, but God had explained that David’s son would build the temple (1 Chron. 17). In the closing days of his reign, David commissioned his son Solomon to build the temple. He donated much of his personal fortune to the project, called the people to support Solomon in building the temple, and to also offer their own gifts and talents to the Lord to use in the process.

The Point

Because God is majestic, He is worthy of our worship. We should worship Him, but we should also call others’ attention to His character and lead them to worship Him, too.


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