Sunday, 18 May 2014

Why We Worship 20




I am taking time each week to ask myself "Why we worship"


Have you ever thought about how thankful we should be that God is not like us?

Have you ever thought about how we are meant to become like Him and not the other way round?

I am so glad that He is not to become like us because we are flawed.

God is not flawed because 







Just think about that, 

                       
                            that means



there is not one thing wrong with our God.





No matter what we do we will never be perfect as only God is perfect so we know that the verse above does not mean just exactly as it sounds.

However God does want something from us.

The previous few verses in that chapter of the Gospel of Matthew will help us.


43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.


We are to do the things that are more unnatural for humans to do.

We are to show the love and goodness of God to others by being different to the norm in this world.

We are to have a different attitude toward others because God has instructed us to be like Him.

We are to walk in the ways of God.





I am thankful that God is Perfect because this means we can fully trust Him?




7 comments:

  1. Well, every day I try to be a bit perfect, but mostly can only rely on HIS perfection, and His kindness connected to loving us, His kids, His family members. Yep, and everydayness situation. Thank you.

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    1. True Caryjo it is relying on Him everyday.

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  2. Such a great perspective-- I have aways been thankful that we are made in His image but haven't thought much about it being the other way around. Thanks for sharing over at #EverydayJesus, Sandra. God bless.

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  3. Great Post! Thanks for the reminder that we are called to be perfect as our Father above. I pray that He may continue to change us into His likeness.

    Still on the issue of worship, you might want to consider this post, on knowing the true church: http://nontokozomaposa.blogspot.com/2014/06/knowing-true-church.html

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    1. I read your post but feel that any discussion here should remain around the topic of the post above and not drawn on to other topics.

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  4. When we do make our own gods, they end up being pretty nasty, reflecting the worst of humanity. I'm thinking of some of the gods the children of Israel faced. I'm thankful for our perfect and holy God.

    I found you via Essential Fridays link up, Sandra.

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    1. Very true Constance, anything any human would come up with could never compare to God.

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