In This Week’s VLOG, we began a Journey Thru The Music. #AllMonthLong We will answer questions like; 1. “What is the Difference between Praise & Worship? 2. “Why Do We Worship?” 3. What Affect Does Worship Have on Our Quiet-Time (It is the Furnace | Fire | Passion to our spiritual life).
Here are a few of my notes from this week’s study: Our worship not only honors and magnifies God, but it is also for our own edification and strength. Worship helps us develop a God-like and Christ-like character. We become like unto those we admire and worship. When we worship God we tend to value what God values and gradually take on the characteristics and qualities of God, but never to His level. As Philippians 2:5 says, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ.” How do we take on the mind of Christ? In Romans 12:2 we read, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” We renew our mind as we study and meditate on God’s word and worship Him.
Praise is a response to what God does. Worship is a response to who God is. When I praise God; I thank Him for His mercy when He answers my prayers. I praise Him in response to His works, but I worship Him for who He is, simply because He is God.
I am not worshipping Him because of what He will do for me, but because of what He is to me.
In Psalm 95, we have a number of statements that tell us who God is. In vs. 1, He is called, “the Lord” and “the Rock of our salvation.” In vs. 3, He is called, “the great God” and “the great King above all gods.” In vs. 4-5 He is praised for His work as the CREATOR of all things. In vs. 6, He is “our maker.” In vs. 7, He is not just some transcendent deity, but He is “our God,” He is personal. He is our great and gentle Shepherd. In vs. 8-11, He is the God of history who called and delivered the nation of Israel.
To view this week’s VLOG, “Part 1(Intro) | A Journey Through The Music” click here.