Psalm 8:3-4
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

There are good reasons why heavenly worship puts God’s role as Creator at its core (Rev 4:11). Ignoring this in our earthly worship robs us of several advantages.

Firstly, praising the Lord for His wonderful works in creation reminds us of His power and character. We realise that creation is a testimony of God’s goodness and love toward us (see Mat 6:25-34). When we consider the great work of God’s fingers in the past, our faith regarding the supply of our needs now and in future is boosted. Beloved, our awareness of God’s miraculous power as revealed in creation must increase our faith for His present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).

Secondly, our sense of purpose rises when we truly understand that God created us for His pleasure (see Rev 4:11). We are not random products of chance, dear friends! Much of the despair, depression and dysfunction in our society today is a direct result of a sense of lostness and vanity our atheistic society espouses.

Thirdly, our pride is cured when we acknowledge the matchless skill of God’s craftsmanship (Ps 8:4). Our sense of humility and perspective grows as we cry out, “Who am I that you’re mindful of me?” The scale of God’s love for us becomes much more apparent. No wonder the enemy of our souls does everything in his power to trivialise our Creator’s ownership of the universe and all creation. But we are not falling for that trap, hallelujah!

Pastor Josh