Empty Seats

All You have made will praise You, LORD; the godly will bless You. – Psalm 145:10

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Do you worship God?

Please understand that I’m not asking if you “attend” a church, because from my experience it is possible to be involved in that activity and never actually worship. Without removing personal responsibility, much of what occurs in “worship services” today seems more directed at improving our feelings than worshiping the Savior.

David wrote that all God has made will praise Him and that the godly will also bless Him (God). In other words, if you are not blessing or praising God, then maybe you’re not really godly … or dare I say it … He didn’t even MAKE you? Ouch! Doesn’t that seem a little harsh? Not if you really think about it.

Is it possible for a creation to ignore its Creator; moreover, for His RE-creation to ignore his RE-CREATOR? Logically, one would think not, but sometimes our actions indicate otherwise. Worshiping God is to live one’s life in such a way that brings Him supreme glory. Anything else is just idolatry, which really does require each of us to consider if we are worshiping God or just “going to church?”

An empty seat isn’t the only indication of a person’s absence.

Worship is transcendent wonder. – Thomas Carlyle

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