14. Why must God be worshiped?




Because He is worthy to be worshiped. He – as David says - is “worthy to be praised” (Psalm 18:3), and “greatly to be praised” (Psalm 96:4: 145:3).

I ask you: ‘How could we not worship the One who created all things, thus the One who created us also? The One in whom we live and move and have our being? The One who enables us to breathe, who gives us life and everything we need? The One who so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that He might make atonement for our sins and thus we might live through Him? Therefore we want to say – or rather we must say – together with the twenty four elders who are around the throne of God: “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for thou hast created all things and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11).

Far be it from us to worship the creature rather than the Creator. For to worship the creature is an abomination to the Lord our God.

“Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Luke 4:8).