1 Chron. 16:25 “For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise. He is to be feared above all gods.”
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself – why is God worthy? What has He done or who is He that He should be worthy of anything?
Well, one simple reason – He’s God. He is the Alpha and Omega. The Beginning and the End. By Him, through Him, and for Him all things exist. We were created to give God glory. We were created to bring God glory. Our lives are to revolve around Him, not vice-versa.
The authors of Scripture would say there’s a second reason to give God glory – His commands. Ps 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible and it’s all about God’s teaching and instruction (His Torah or Law in English), but it is specifically focused on the commands God has given.
We are quickly becoming a society that does not enjoy being told what to do. We don’t like boundaries. We think we have the right to define marriage, love, even gender. Don’t you dare tell me what I can and cannot do or even can and cannot be!
However, according to the Bible that is exactly what God has the right to do and that is exactly what He does. And the fact that He does this is a reason to worship Him.
God actually brings Himself glory through His commands bc His laws reveal who He is and what He is like. His commands are just, merciful, and allow you to live this life in such a way so that you will be blessed by Him!
When you live life God’s way you are working with the world the way it’s suppose to be.
When you live life God’s way you are showing the world what your God is like.
When you live life God’s way you are bringing God glory! You are declaring by your life that your God does indeed save, that His Name is great, and that He truly is worthy of your life and worship!
Every time you obey you are in essence saying “To the King!”
Our God is so amazing that even His commands are a reason to praise His Name and give Him glory. Even the laws of the Lord declare His goodness. So the Psalmist can honestly say – Oh how I love Your Law/Torah. I meditate on it all day long! (Ps 119:97)
Believer as we walk this year out may our hearts be drawn to the Torah of the Lord. May we meditate on it. May we delight in it. And may the Holy Spirit use this to bring God great glory through our lives bc He truly is worthy.