Reflection: Worshiping God is a matter of truth. It is simply stating what is true. Our heavenly Father is gloriously holy, righteous, true and loving. If a person does not acknowledge these truths, they must necessarily embrace either ignorance or lies. So, may I say again: worship is a matter of truth.
This reality hit me when I read Romans 14:11 (and Philippians 2:10-11). Both passages speak of a time when everyone (even the cruel, the selfish and those seeking autonomy from God) will bow before God and acknowledge the truth that is before their eyes––the reality and glory of God.
The important thing is to acknowledge the truth now, for by doing so you can begin to live a little of the Kingdom of God now––and that’s wonderful. Missing out on intimacy with God, both now and in eternity, is a reality too terrible to contemplate.
Prayer: Dear Father, in worshiping you, I am simply stating what is true. You are wonderful. Thank you for making me your child. In Jesus name. Amen.