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Reason 9: Worship Blesses Others around You

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Excerpt from Plugging Into Real Worship by Andrew P. Logan Sr.

We learned early in our study that God commands us to worship Him.   We have also gained an understanding as to some of the benefits of obeying God’s commands and the benefits of worship.  But were you aware that worship not only blesses the worshiper but also the people around him/her?  Let’s take a closer look.

God promised to be faithful to His people.  Moses had instructed the people to be diligent to listen unto the voice of the Lord and to obey His commands.  We know that Moses and Aaron spent a significant amount of time in worship and prayer with God Almighty.  It was the faithfulness of the leaders, Moses and Aaron to advocate for the people and to worship God.  Why?

Godly leaders want the people under them to prosper and be satisfied, so that their reign as leaders will not endure unrest due to the unhappiness of their people.  The term blessing or blessed refers to a state in which a person is in the highest state of well-being, encompassing every aspect of that person’s life.  Here we see the promise that God will bring the blessing on the grain harvest being brought into their barns, as well as the productivity of their efforts.   The land will produce a good, plentiful harvest because God is in covenant with His people that are wholly dedicated to Him and set apart for His purposes; both then, and today.  Because worship is one of God’s commands, why would we consider neglecting it, knowing that these benefits would be jeopardized?

“Jehovah shall command the blessing on you in your storehouses, and all that you set your hand to. And He shall bless you in the land which Jehovah your God gives you.  Jehovah shall establish you a holy people to Himself, as He has sworn to you, if you shall keep the commandments of Jehovah your God and walk in His ways.”  (Deuteronomy 28:8-9)

King David we recognize as having a heart for God and a heart for worship.  As a great leader, he implored his people to worship God.  This was important as David was about to commission his son Solomon as King, and David knew that God’s anointing must rest upon his son.  Additionally, David knew that the people must accept the authority given Solomon by his father, David.  Notice the willingness and obedience of the people in the following example.

“And David said to all the congregation, Now bless Jehovah your God! And all the congregation blessed Jehovah, the God of their fathers, and bowed and worshiped Jehovah, and bowed to the king.”  (1 Chronicles 29:20)

The people did as they were commanded, and the Lord God was pleased.  God’s favor, wisdom and majesty rested on King Solomon not only because of his own heart unto God, and not only his father’s heart toward God, but also the heart of the people toward God.  We also know that Solomon was used to reconstruct the Temple in the fullness of Glory, and that God Himself inhabited that temple.  In fact, the glory of God was so incredibly strong, the Priests and Levites were unable to stand.

“And Jehovah made Solomon very great in the sight of all Israel, and placed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.  And Solomon the son of David was made strong in his kingdom, and Jehovah his God was with him and made him very great.”  (1 Chronicles 29:25, 2 Chronicles 1:1)

© Andrew Logan
About the Author:

Andrew Logan has been an integral part of worship for more than 20 years. Passionately, he escorts others into the Presence of God. Andrew maintains that worship invites God to meet with us to bring lasting life transformation that won’t come any other way.

Andrew developed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ during a time of intense struggle in his personal life. Having a strong passion for music, he served the Lord in music ministries in several churches. A few years later, the founder of Life Bible Ministries International, Dr. Harold Hagen ordained Andrew and asked him to lead worship there.

After a rewarding career of more than twenty years in Information Technology, he transitioned into full-time Pastoral Ministry. Andrew now serves as senior pastor of All Nations Word and Worship Center.

Author of Plugging Into Real Worship and Conectándose a la adoración verdadera

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