Exult in his holy name; rejoice, you who worship the Lord.
To exult, is to rely on. To put your trust in. When we rely on God and put our trust in him, we are saying he is worthy. And that is the definition of “worship.” “Declaring God is worthy.”
So, yes, we do gather to worship God. It is part of the rhythm of our lives.
But, blessing my neighbors is the bulk of what I do as a Christian. One way I can bless my neighbor is to come to a worship service with my neighbor, and we can join together and declare Jesus is worthy. Worship is all about Jesus.
That’s why when I hear something like, “How did worship go on Sunday?” I have no idea how to respond. How many people were in attendance? That has nothing to say about the worth of God. If there are more people attending worship today than there were last week does that mean God is worthier this week?
How about how it went for the people there? It’s not about the people who are there, God is the object of worship. So, again, I don’t know how it went. God is the object of worship and he is the only one who can answer that.
Now, I can have a clue about how worship went. For instance, people sang songs to God. How do you think God likes your singing? As he is your dad in heaven, my guess is he loves to hear you sing. What good dad is going to hear their child sing and say, “I wasn’t really blessed by my kid’s singing this morning?”
Worship is about God. Worship is declaring him worthy. Sunday morning might be what you think of when you hear, “worship,” but your whole life is really a true indication of the worth you ascribe to God.
How are you worshiping God? How are you declaring him worthy by the way you live your life? Make progress this week.