Believes That God Created Us To Worship Him - Heroes of the Bible Devotional
Believes That God Created Us To Worship Him
A HERO’S TALE
Yesterday’s devotional talked about God creating everything, including you. But have you ever wondered why God created you? In other words, what’s your purpose in life?
Lots of people have wrong ideas about this. Some people think life is one big party. Their purpose in life is nothing more than enjoying themselves. Other people live for money and material stuff. Others think they’re supposed to work, work, work —from sunrise to sunset every day. Still others think their main purpose is to be as good as possible —go to church, show kindness to others, etc.
These things are all good, to a degree. It’s important to have fun, to work, to earn money, and to do good deeds. But none of those things, by themselves, are truly why you are here.
The answer is so simple it might surprise you: God created you to worship him.
DECODING THE MESSAGE
As simple as that truth sounds, it’s also pretty deep. When we truly understand our purpose in life, it will answer a lot of questions and affect everything we do. It will shift our focus from our selfish desires and put it where it’s supposed to be —on God. Life is not about us. It’s about God —because we wouldn’t be here without him.
Just like a soldier needs to understand the mission in order to be effective in battle, we must understand that we live to worship God. Worship is simply giving God the glory he deserves as the eternal, almighty, all-knowing Creator of the universe.
Many people associate worship with singing praise music to God. That’s one form of worship, but certainly not the only one. We should glorify God in everything we do, because that’s why God made us, as today’s verse says. Whatever you’re good at —sports, music, math, science, art —you can worship God in it by giving him the glory for your success.
Need more ideas on how to worship God? Obeying your parents is worship toward God. So is praying, reading the Bible, memorizing Scripture, listening in church, helping others, and telling a friend about Jesus.
I WILL SAY TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH, “BRING MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS BACK TO ISRAEL FROM THE DISTANT CORNERS OF THE EARTH. BRING ALL WHO CLAIM ME AS THEIR GOD, FOR I HAVE MADE THEM FOR MY GLORY. IT WAS I WHO CREATED THEM.”
There are countless ways to worship our Creator. Time to pick some and get started!
Make a list of three ways you can worship God this week (ask your parents to help, if needed) and do them!