Here's where we ended last week:
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
- Romans 11:33-36
This is why we worship our God. We don't worship because of our quality musicians. We aren't drawn to worship by eye-popping optics. An entertaining, charismatic, handsome pastor isn't what draws us in. We don't gather for worship because we've found a church without hypocrites. Romans 11:33-36 is why we worship. We worship because the Bible commands us to gather together in worship. We worship because we are obedient to the Word of God. That's all we need to know.
We worship because God is holy…holy…holy.
Here's something you might want to write down:
GOD WILL NEVER VIOLATE HIS HOLINESS TO DEMONSTRATE HIS LOVE.
Here's what I mean. Say your worldview is that all religions lead to the same God, so all worship must be pleasing to and acceptable by God. In your worldview this is true because God's greatest attribute is love. Because of His unconditional love, God honors all worship, regardless of system of belief. As long as the worshiper is sincere. Beginning with Romans 11, we know that is not true. We worship God because of His holiness which has been demonstrated in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God would never viol