“Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord,” Psalm 150:6.
What kind of worship does God deserve? What quality of worship would do justice to the infinite excellencies of our sovereign God? As you mull over the answer to these questions in your mind, consider this: the quality of our worship is directly proportionate to the value we place on the objects of our worship.
My favorite NBA basketball team did not do well this year. They barely finished the regular season with a five hundred winning percentage. Consequently, I did not take my family to a game, and we did not watch them on TV as much as usual because there was not much that excited us about them. A few years ago, however, they made the playoffs and won the National Championship, and we could not cheer loudly enough! What was the difference? The quality of our cheers was determined by the value we placed on the team. The same is true in our worship of God.
So, let us go back and answer the first question. What kind of worship does God deserve? The psalmist decrees that, because of the mighty deeds and excellent nature of our God, He deserves the best quality of worship, played on every kind of instrument, accompanied with physical postures and movements from everything in Heaven and earth that is capable of praising Him, including you! It is noteworthy that the book of Psalms—a collection of worship songs—concludes with a final command for every creature, “Praise ye the Lord.”
JUST A THOUGHT
Will you praise the Lord today?