Have you ever considered how easily we give our praise away? Or how it seems we cannot contain ourselves as we gush over the latest sports hero or viral music video? What is it about us that makes us want to elevate people to God-like status? Why do we feel the need to make hero’s out of regular people, put them on a platform, and devote so much time, attention, and money to them?

The answer is pretty simple actually. The fact is we have been created to worship. It’s in our DNA. It’s just as much a part of us as our blood type and fingerprint patterns. We cannot deny it or suppress it for very long. We are going to worship someone or something. There’s no way around it. It has to come out of us eventually.

Thankfully, the Bible makes it clear who our worship is reserved for. Speaking of the people of Israel, God referred to them as “The people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise”. Isa. 43:21 Purposefully created to declare the praises of God, thus fulfilling our highest calling.

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” says the sweet Psalmist of Israel, King David. This vivid description of worship from Psalm 95:6 calls us to humble ourselves before our Mighty God.

Both of these verses tell us plainly that worship is reserved for God alone. Adoration is His right. Our highest praise is to be poured out upon the One who is worthy to be praised, and no other.

God deserves far more than the cheap, superficial praise that we heap upon our cultural icons. He deserves the best and highest praise we can offer to Him from the very depths of our hearts. Nothing less is sufficient for the One who has redeemed us.

I hope you will join with me on this Lord’s Day by declaring “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Rev. 4:11