Let’s continue with our look at Joe McKeever’s article titled “7 Things We Get Wrong About Worship.” The first point of the article explained why we are not supposed to ‘Get Anything Out of the Service.’ You can go to the CTK website if you missed it, or it might be easier to digest if you read the article in it’s entirety. It’s a tough study and you may not agree with everything, but it definitely spoke to me and made me reevaluate some of my own attitudes.
Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name.
- Psalms 29:2
a) We are in church to give. Not to get.
Now, if I am going somewhere to “get,” but find out on arriving, I am expected to “give,” I am one frustrated fellow. And that is what is happening in the typical church service. People walk out the door frustrated because they didn’t “get.” The reason they didn’t is that they were not there to “get,” but to “give.”
Someone should have told them.
b) We are giving glory to God. Not to man.
We know that. At least we say we do. How many times have we recited, “...for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory”? And how often have we sung, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow...”?
c) We do so because glory is His right. He is “worthy of worship.”
This is the theme of the final book of the Bible.
Who is worthy?
- Revelations 5:2
You are worthy...for you were slain, and have redeemed us.
- Revelations 5:9
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.
- Revelations 5:12