Who is our God? What is He like?
He is worthy of worship.
We have entered into that section of scripture that highlights the life of a man honored by God for his faith. He is established as a Biblical standard for faith, being given the honorable position as the father of the faithful. Consider Paul’s words regarding Abraham’s faith:
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. (Romans 4:16-17)
What makes the faith of Abraham so honorable? As we look back to the early days of his walk with the Lord we find a very important element that stands out… He took advantage of every opportunity to worship the Lord. Consider his example in Genesis chapter twelve:
And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD. (Genesis 12:7 & 8)
We read this same thing over and over again in the life of Abraham. He seems to never be so busy that he doesn’t make time to worship God, because he recognizes that God is worthy of his worship. His worship indeed is not a casual thing either, but a deliberate act that requires an effort (building an altar) and a sacrifice (offering upon the altar).
How is your worship? Is it constant and consistent like Abraham’s? Is it deliberate, and does it demonstrate that the One you are worshiping is worthy of your worship, and so much more? Let us not allow a day to pass that we don’t pause on purpose to worship the only One who is truly worthy of our adoration.
Behold our God!