1. Invited to Worship.
a) Our praise is a reflection of what we believe to be true about God.
b) The wonder of creation should humble us and bring us joy.
2. Called to Trust.
a) Listen to His voice and be willing to trust.
b) The evidence of God’s presence, power, and love is all around us.
Questions for further thought or discussion:
- What would extravagant worship look like for you personally? What keeps you from expressing yourself?
- Do you ever take the time to stop and contemplate the immensity and intricacy of God’s creation? When you do, what is your response?
- What are some ways that we can listen to God’s voice? What prevents us from hearing Him?
- Where do we find true peace and joy in life? What’s keeping some from experiencing it today?
Lord, forgive us when our worship fails to reflect your greatness. Teach us to hear your voice, to listen, and to trust you at all times.
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
3 For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
7 For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
Today, if you hear his voice,
8 do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,
as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
9 when your fathers put me to the test
and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
10 For forty years I loathed that generation
and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart,
and they have not known my ways.”
11 Therefore I swore in my wrath,
“They shall not enter my rest.”