Worshipers need to be in Awe of God – Ecclesiastes 5:7
February 10, 2023, 9:37 AM

Eccl 5:7 “Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore, stand in awe of God.”

Music helps us think about the awesomeness of God? Certainly, the truth of the Word, the teachings from the Bible, reflections over how God has been active in the world as well as in your personal life are part of it. God has also ordained music to be ways for us to respond by declaring and thinking about His awesomeness.

Music is an emotional expression of one’s self. It is a spiritual experience through which we can sing, listen, play, and pray. Truths are also conveyed through music. Unfortunately, we can also convey false doctrine and trite man-centered theology.

Different cultures worship through various styles of music. Even within the American churches, people worship differently. Rather than force one another into their preferred style, it does us well to recognize diversity and appreciate the awesomeness of God. He is the focus of all that should be done, but this is not saying everything goes.

The music that lifts up our Lord and helps us declare His glory, His work and His ways with a heart that desires to be vertical in our attention is the goal. People that play guitar or piano or organ or bongos can enhance sounds from which the awesomeness of God is expressed.

Look at Him and reflect on His presence, His sovereignty, His faithfulness, and loveliness. Realize that you can place all your faith in Him. Give Him every area of your life, for you can't do anything about it of much worth anyway and put to practice the things you have promised to Him that you would do.

The greatest act of God is the cross. The awesome mercy, justice, love and sovereignty is displayed by the crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord. The story of the Bible is God🎵🎶. His story shows how He redeems mankind unto Himself by faith in the works of His Son.

We don't come to worship to have our needs met, we come to listen to God and reflect on His beauty. We come to declare His worth, to thank Him, to confess sin and ultimately to be changed by Him. We come to be empowered to make a difference in the world around us together as a body as we allow Him to live in and through us in a different way than our neighbors who do not know Christ.

Application: Where is your heart? Is it right with God today? Are you able to have the barriers removed by allowing Him to do it?

Let’s not forget the instruction of Amos 5:23-24 “Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”

That’s awesome! That is worship! That embraces the heart of God in all we are and do!

Prayer: When I look into Your holiness, I worship You. The reason I live, is to worship You.  ðŸŽµðŸŽ¶