The Desire to Worship


Pastor David Johnston

10/22/20231 min read

As I am writing this, I realized how hungry I am. Hunger is a basic instinct. The body from birth recognizes the need to eat.

There is also another strong desire that we possess. It is the desire to worship. This innate inclination was placed deep within our being by our Creator. Man has not always understood the desire to worship, but it is recognizable.

Thetendency to hold someone or something in awe is universal. In fact, we are prone to gravitate toward a deity of some sort whether fully conscious of the fact or not. If we fail to know the true God, we will invariably accept a false deity of one type or another.

Worship is so important that nothing can be left to chance. Misdirected worship must be recognized and dealt with. When we do that our worship of the one true God becomes more precious than ever when we realize how Satan would like to rob us of it. It is important for us to realize, whether in periods of adversity or in times of tranquility, praise and worship is in order; more than that, it is both beneficial and essential.

Psalm 29:2: "Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness."