Day 3: Why Worship God? Because of What He Has Done For Us
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2.1-10 (NIV)
We worship God first because He is worthy and, second, because of what He has done for us. All of us have different things we can attest to that God has done for us, and we should certainly be grateful and worship Him accordingly. But, most importantly, He sent His son Jesus who humbled himself in obedience (Philippians 2.8), and died a sinner’s death so that we could have a relationship with Him, and be able to carry out the good works which have been prepared in advance for us. God took us in our sinfulness and stagnant life and turned us around; He gave us life through Christ and, not only life, but life abundant, a life worth living. He has done this without our help; we cannot save ourselves from anything. Salvation from sin gives us something to rejoice about, something to sing about and something to worship God for.
Think about all of the ways in which God has shown His love to you and blessed you, and worship Him accordingly. Finally, consider the great salvation and new life He has given you, and worship Him as your Redeemer, Lord and King.