We read in John 5 of a confrontation between Jesus and those who wanted to kill him. They didn’t like the fact that Jesus was “making himself equal with God” (John 5:18) Jesus answered them with a wonderful study of why we can believe who he is. In fact,he went on to make a bold and wondrous statement about himself. He said, “you search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these (scriptures) that testify about me” (John 5:39)
The Bible is about Jesus Christ from beginning to end, from Genesis, where he created all that is (see John 1) to the prophets who spoke of him, not to mention the gospels and the epistles.
Whether it is in song or through other forms of expression, worship is birthed in the knowledge of who God is. All other motives to “worship” are shadows. And since a lifestyle of worship (see Romans 12:1) involves more than singing a few songs on Sunday morning, the Bible becomes the most essential tool for worship.
A personal favourite chapter of mine is Colossians chapter one. Speaking of Jesus Christ, Paul says, “he rescued us…he is the image of the invisible God…by him all things were created…he is before all things…in him all things hold together…he is also head of the body, the church…he has now reconciled you in his fleshly body” (Colossians 1:13-22) That’s seven facts about him right there!
Then, if we go back into the Old Testament, we find a similar passage in that it details just how great God is. Psalm 107 describes God in the following ways. “He is good”. “He has redeemed”. “He delivered”. “He has satisfied the thirsty soul”. “He saved.” “He sent His word and healed”.
We can be moved by beautiful music or the gorgeous views of nature, but nothing can cause the human heart to worship like scripture that tells us about Jesus! We appreciate your Comments