O come, let us worship and bow down…. Psalm 95:6
An old creed says that we worship one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.
If we could set forth all of God’s attributes and tell all that He is, we would fall on our knees in adoring worship.
The Bible tells us that God dwells in light that is unapproachable, whom no man can see or has seen, and whom no man can see and live.
It says that God is holy and eternal and omnipotent and omniscient and sovereign, and that He has a thousand sovereign attributes. And all of these should humble us and bring us down!
I have come to believe that no worship is wholly pleasing to God until there is nothing in us displeasing to God. If there is anything within me that does not worship God, then there is nothing in me that worships God perfectly.
Note that I am not saying that God must have a perfection of worship or He will not accept any worship at all. I would not go so far; if I did, I would rule myself out. But, I do say that the ideal God sets before us is to worship as near to perfectly as we can. Faith and love and obedience and loyalty and high conduct of life—all of these must be taken as burnt offerings and offered to God!
True worship seeks union with its beloved, and an active effort to close the gap between the heart and the God it adores is worship at its best!