“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” (Revelation 5:12)
What or whom do you worship? The word “worship” comes from the old English word “worth-scrip” which means to ascribe worth to something. When you ascribe worth to something, you treasure it. For example, if you treasure a new smartphone, you think about it, you ponder it, you consider what it would be like to have it, then you go out and buy it. Why? Because to you it’s worth it.
God created people to worship. We all worship something. What are you worshiping? What consumes your thoughts? What do you treasure? The problem is, something has gone terribly wrong with our worship. God created us to worship Him and Him alone, but over and over again something else becomes worth more to us than Him.
So what should we expect from God? God designed us to worship Him. If you buy something at the store and it’s broken or it doesn’t do what it is designed to do, what do you do with it? You either throw it away or you return it. That’s exactly what God should do with us!
But what does He do? He becomes one of us in order to be the Lamb of God and to be slain and die on a cross for all our wrong worship! Then rise from the dead so that we can enjoy His presence for all eternity in heaven! He thought you were worth that much!
So what do you do? Worship Him. Ponder Him, consider Him, treasure Him. And then do something: give to Him what He’s worth.
Joyful to worship our saving God, just like you,