I am taking time each week to ask myself "Why we worship"
has only 9 verses and three of those verses proclaim the reason for worshipping God that we are considering today.
Let them praise Thy great and terrible Name for it is Holy
Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at His footstool; for He is Holy.
Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His Holy hill; for the Lord our God is Holy
Why would the Psalmist need to tell us what appears to be the same thing?
Simply because it is not the same.
I believe this Psalm was very deliberately written with these three verses, it is not repetition.
Firstly we are told that God's Name is Holy
Twice we are told that God is Holy.
Yes in two of the verses we are told to worship God because He is Holy but in each case a different place is mentioned.
We are meant to worship God wherever we are
because He is Holy no matter where we are.
There is never a time or place when God is not Holy.
We may feel as if some place is holier than another but God is always Holy
and the place will not determine what He is like
nor how we should treat Him.
Do you worship God differently depending on where you are?
Do you believe God is Holy?