”Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; Make known among the nations what He has done.” - (Psalm 105:1)
Why do we worship? Last month I mentioned one reason, and this month I’d like to explore another. We worship so that other people can see the glory of God.
I once heard someone mention that glorifying God is like shining a bright spotlight on someone on a dark stage. Instantly everyone’s attention is turned to that spot, and the person in the spotlight can be clearly seen. Here’s another word we use a lot in Christian circles: “magnify”. When we magnify God’s name, what are we doing? Put it in a scientific context, and to “magnify” something means to make it look larger so it can be more clearly seen.
When we worship, we are proclaiming God to everyone around us. We are directing their focus on His goodness, His mercy, His love. We are making it easier for people to see His awesome power, His incredible greatness, His holiness. When we worship, not just in singing, but with our lives, we are sharing the gospel.
Don’t keep your worship to yourself. Worship publicly before all men, that all might see and know the greatness of our God.