Made for Worship
Psalm 34 |
"Taste and see that God is good."
"I will extol the Lord at all times. His praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in the Lord. Let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me. Let us exalt his name together." (34:1-3)
Our Lord constantly uses our memories and our senses to call us to WORSHIP. He did this for Israel. He does this for us as well.
Good or bad, sweet, or bitter, the memories come. Just one small trigger, and everything we have loved, lost, and treasured seems to swell up in our hearts.
God prompted Israel to worship by commanding that Israel observe the Passover. Standing on the precipice of Israel's chaotic redemption, God commanded His people to sit down for a meal.
Likewise, God calls us to taste this Bread of Life, to drink this life-giving water, to see this light of the world, to smell the sheep of our Good Shepherd, to hear His question, "Who do you say that I am?" We were made to touch His nail-scarred hands and see Him standing outside the empty tomb.
Our emotional response is our worship. We are Made for Worship.