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Reasons to Worship

When we worship, we ascribe to the Lord our deepest thoughts about Him

King David’s Reasons to Worship
Ascribe – Part 1

Scripture Reading: 1 Chronicles 16:23-27

Key Verse: 1 Chronicles 16:28

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength

The Bible says that King David had a heart after God’s own heart. This week we will see that David’s heart was full of worship for the God he served. In our scripture for today, please note that the word “ascribed” was used three times in two verses. According to Webster, this word “attributes or assigns something.” It’s a subjective word in that each person decides what they think about something and then ascribes their thoughts to it.

Worship, for King David, was that act of ascribing to God David’s thoughts of God. In our scripture we read that David ascribed “glory and strength!” David’s thoughts of God were about God’s holiness: “Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness” (1 Chronicles 16:29). David continues: “Splendor and majesty are before Him, strength and joy in His dwelling place” (1 Chronicles 16:17).

When we worship, we ascribe to the Lord our deepest thoughts—our intimate feelings about the God who redeemed us. When we ascribe we may or may not have emotion. It is much more important to God that our worship comes out of our authentic thoughts of God, rather than how we may feel at any given moment. Emotion makes the experience of worship feel better to us. Remember, true worship really isn’t about us. Some mornings you are not going to feel like worshiping, but you still can and should ascribe to the Lord your true thoughts of Him!

Father, I ascribe to you total worthiness of all my praise. Everything good in my life, I ascribe to you! In Jesus Name, Amen.