Read Psalm 86. Yesterday, we looked at how God is Creator of all. Our devotion ended with us being in awe of Creator God, and that awe resulting in worship. Today, we focus on the worship that God alone deserves (see Psalm 86:9). Philippians 2:9-11 says: “For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow— in heaven and on earth and under the earth— and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (CSB). One day every knee will bow, every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord.
When we look around, this isn’t what we see in the world. Yes, we see people worship. Some worship Jesus; some people worship other gods. Some people worship people or things. Some people worship God and something else in addition to God. Yet the Bible is clear, that God is a Jealous God and that no one will steal God’s glory (Exodus 34:14). Isaiah 42:8 says, “I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images” (NASB).
We were created to worship, which is why it is so easy for us to worship (Isaiah 43:7). The problem is always to whom or what we worship. The Bible says that we should have no other gods. The Bible says only God is worthy of our praise. The greatness of God is unsearchable (Psalm 145:3). When we worship something or someone other than God, we are giving glory to that which is not deserving, we are honoring something else other than God.
What we care about, we chase. If you are declaring something other than God worthy, you will soon find that this something gets your time, your talents, your treasures. A life like this is dissatisfying in the end, because you are not living your purpose. You continue to live with unfulfillment because remember, we were made to glorify God.
“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. I will boast in the LORD; the humble will hear and be glad. Proclaim the LORD’s greatness with me; let us exalt His name together” (Psalm 34:1-3 CSB). “…Great and amazing are Your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. All nations will come and worship You, for Your righteous acts have been revealed” (Revelation 15:3-4 ESV). Amen!