Joseph T. McWhorter
“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night… For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.” Psalm 92:1-2, 4
How do you feel about worshiping God? Is it a chore that you have to fulfill on Sundays? Is it a burden that you really don’t like? Is it something that gives you joy. I challenge you to realize that your answer will be linked with your relationship to God. If your relationship with the Lord is just friendly, then you likely won’t care about spending time singing his praises. Obviously, if you are hostile to God you won’t care, but hostility isn’t the only barrier to effective worship.
God gave worship to us as a way to exhibit our devotion and love for Him. It is an outward sign of our inward relationship. When we sing songs of praise we are reminding ourselves of truths we already believe and showing others a relationship they may not have.
The Psalmist rooted his worship in the work the Lord had done. He knew God was great and he praised Him for it. He didn’t worship in passing by obligation on one day per week. He worship day and night. When you remember what God has done for you, use the opportunity to stop and praise Him.