“What good is it?”, “What difference does it make?”, “What can I get from it?” These are the impressions that sometimes we get when we talk or mention worship to people. Most of them are not brave enough to say it, but the look, expression, and attitude tell it all – Worship has nothing to add into their lives. It is just not relevant.
Psalm 134, is the last psalm of a very important group of Psalms, called The Psalms of Accents. Those psalms were sung as the pilgrims traveled to Jerusalem for the spiritual and religious festivals. They were short and easy to memorize, so the whole family could sing and learn about life, faith, and the relationship with their God.
This last psalm is about the main reason for them to travel – Worship. In the last verse we learn about THE RESULTS. That is the final lesson that we learn about the true worship. The results that come from it.
When we perform a true worship, we will have good results in our lives. This is what the third verse says: “ May the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth, bless you from Zion.” Let us take a look at some of those results.
A – The blessings – The first results are the blessings that we will receive. Those blessings are spiritual and material, and they are abundant. The word is the same one for praise. When I praise and bless God, He will praise and bless me back. This is what Jesus said: “Matt. 25:23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’”
B – From the Lord, the creator – Those blessings are from God himself. He is the creator of the universe; and He will bless us. People sometimes do not think that God is actively involved with our worship. They think that it is just a one-way road. They could not be more wrong. God is very interested in our worship. The Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth, is present, attentive, and active.
C – Through the Church – Finally, some of those blessings will come through the church. The psalmist says that the Lord will bless us from Zion, which was the mountain of the Temple. God will use the church to bless us. There are some blessings in our lives that are closely related with our worship in the church.
As we could see throughout this series, the true worship is not about contemporary music or traditional service. The true worship involves our attitude toward God; and how we respond to His activity in our lives.
My friend, worship is the most important aspect of our life. We should do it by ourselves, with our family, and with a local church. No matter where you are in your spiritual journey there is one thing that we all should do, WORSHIP THE LORD!
Have a blessed week,