He is Lord
It is funny how you can be reading the Bible for years, but one day a verse or phrase jumps out at you. You had obviously read it before but you hadn’t quite taken it in. Last week as I was preparing a sermon on Psalm 45, such a verse jumped out at me. It was the last part of verse 11 which said “Because He is Lord worship Him.” When I read it, it just jumped out at me and blew my mind as we say. We live in a world where there is very little respect and people expect to have things done for them before they return any repsect or love. Children don’t repect their parents or teachers, people don’t respect the police and no one repsect the Referee. When it comes to God, do we worship Him because he is Lord, Master, Adonai etc or do we only worship Him because of what He has done for us. This verse jumped out at me and said that we should worship God simply because He is Lord and that should be enough. Yes God has done many things for us such as sending his Son to die for us, for creation and many other things. But we are not asked to Love God because of any of these things. He is Lord, He is the great I am we need no other reason to worship Him. If we always needed a reason to worship God then most of us would be on an emotional rollercoaster, with us some days worshipping God and other days not feeling like it. It is enough to worship God Simply because He is Lord.