Biblical Principles of Worship
Today’s reading: Psalm 103:1-105:45
My selection: Psalm 103:1-5
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
My reflections: Whether corporate or private, our worship, if it is to be biblical, must reflect these principles:
1. The object of worship is the Lord. He is to be central in our words and hearts.
2. Worship must be sincere. We are called to bless Him with ALL that is within us. No double-mindedness here.
3. Worship must focus on God’s blessings to us.
4. Forgiveness is the foundational blessing of God to His people. Our relationship is based on His gracious forgiveness to those who come to Him through Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God and the High Priest who gave Himself as the once-for-all offering for sin.
5. Healing, security, satisfaction, and renewal are all part of His blessings and are to be found in Him.
My challenge: God’s power and grace touch every area of our lives. Be sure your worship reflects an awareness of the principles of worship found here. Bless the Lord, today.
Tomorrow’s reading: Psalm 106:1-107:43