What is the Measure of Praise Worthy of God?
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” Revelation 4:11
Sing, shout aloud, offer thanksgiving with music, with singing, singing a new song, bow down in worship, kneel before the Lord, hear His voice, sing to the Lord, praise His name, proclaim His salvation, declare His glory among the nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength, bring an offering, come into His courts with praise. Worship the Lord. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the sea roar, let the fields be jubilant, the trees will sing for joy.
These are just twenty one exhortations calling us to worship God because He is worth it.
Somewhere in all of these there is something all of us can do to show our gratitude and express the awesomeness of God. The psalmist revels in the splendor, the majesty, the glory, the strength, the honor, the beauty, the salvation, the greatness of His marvelous deeds. In our praise of God we have an unfathomable storehouse from which to draw our words and our songs. The most superlative words in our language should be reserved for a description of God’s character alone. The most splendid adjectives we can use to describe the things that are of the highest value should be reserved for God alone.
Praise of God builds on itself. The more we exalt Him the higher we reach to enter into His presence. Therein is the place of His wisdom. Therein lies the hidden treasures of His grace. Therein is the place of His transforming power. It is in he midst of such ardent, fervent and impassioned praise that we get a glimpse of the immeasurable magnitude of God. Now consider this, God created you to be like Him… Holy, beautiful, filled with His glory, singing a new song to the God of our salvation.
What is the measure of praise worthy of God? The measure of praise worthy of God is the measure of glory that shines in the face of Jesus Christ, and is the light of the glorious gospel.
“For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6
“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.” 2 Corinthians 4:3-4