I think we’ve lost our fear of God, our reverence for Him.
We’ve remade Him in our own image. Jesus has become our “bro”, our friend, our problem-solver, the “big guy upstairs.”
That’s not who He is. He’s the eternal, everlasting God of the universe. He is holy and righteous and demands our worship… and deserves our worship.
He is the One for whose glory I live.
“I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in You;
I will sing praises to Your name, O Most High.”
We, as a body of believers, lack conviction and intensity. We lack whole-hearted worship. We miss the idea that when we worship, we are coming into the presence of the Most High God.
We need to reread Isaiah 6 and see Isaiah’s response to being in the presence of God. We need to reread Revelation 1 and see John’s response to being in the presence of God.
A.W.Tozer said “The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him.”
The Apostle Paul wrote “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” (Romans 1:21)
Lord, help us keep a proper perspective on who You are. You are the creator of the universe. You are almighty, infinite, omniscient, and sovereign. You choose to have a relationship with us – Your creation. Help us to to come to You with an attitude of awe and reverence.