Session 9

Worship doesn’t just happen on Sunday

From Revelation: A 28-Day Devotional

Revelation 4 offers descriptions of some rather interesting creatures. Scholars have argued for centuries about what these creatures represent, but rather than focusing on their differences, the focus ought to be on what they have in common.

Each creature is praising God. No matter how different they are, their purpose is the same: to glorify God. This is our purpose as well. We exist to worship God — not just one hour a week or one day a week, but with every thought and breath.  

We often think of worship as something that happens once a week on Sunday morning. We listen and sing, and given the right combination of emotions, we might even put our hands up.

Going to church and singing are part of worship, but too often we lose sight of the fact that every facet of our life is to be committed to worshipping God. 

1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Our work, hobbies, spouses, and children are gifts from God and opportunities to worship God.

Like the six-winged creatures in Revelation 4:8, day and night our lives are to declare, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”

How we spend our time and talents and treasure speaks to what we worship. Who or what will you worship today?

  • Look back at your decisions yesterday. What do they say about what you worship?
  • Is your life committed to many good things, or to the only good thing?

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