Often I here atheists saying; "If you God is so powerful and self-sufficient, why does He need our worship? Is He insecure?" The answer is that God doesn’t need our worship at all. It is us that need it. God is self-sufficient, but He is a being that loves to create. Because He is lonely? Not at all. He needs nothing and no one. In Psalm 50:10-12 He says;
10 For every beast of the forest is Mine,
And the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know all the birds of the mountains,
And the wild beasts of the field are Mine.
12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you;
For the world is Mine, and all its fullness. (NKJV)
And in Acts 17:24-25 we read in the Amplified;
24The God Who produced and formed the world and all things in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade shrines. 25Neither is He served by human hands, as though He lacked anything, for it is He Himself Who gives life and breath and all things to all [people].
There is no one like our God and Creator and never will be. You could never compare Him to a flawed human being.
6For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the mighty [heavenly beings] can be likened to the Lord,
7A God greatly feared and revered in the council of the holy (angelic) ones, and to be feared and worshipfully revered above all those who are round about Him?
😯 Lord God of hosts, who is a mighty one like unto You, O Lord? And Your faithfulness is round about You [an essential part of You at all times]. Psalm 89:6-8 (AMP)
Worship brings us into line with who He is. Jesus said in John 4:23-24 (AMP);
23A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these as His worshipers.
24God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).
There are three distinct parts with which we must worship God. They are the intellect, emotion and spirit or mind, body and spirit. Most of the time we are only operating in one of those areas. At times we will worship with our minds focusing on God’s majesty and wonder. At other times our worship will become emotional as we are touched by God’s goodness and love towards us. But the best is with spirit. When our spirit connects with God’s Spirit and we are transported into His presence. God wants us to worship Him with our whole being. It is wonderful to worship Him in each of these areas but how God wants us to worship Him with is all of them together. Total worship. When we do this He is able to change us in ways we never thought possible. He is able to communicate to us fully His love for us. It is for our benefit not His. We need Him. He will always meet you there.
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