Why are we here? What is our purpose to live? This questions seems to be an immensely popular one, so much so that Rick Warren’s book on that very topic has become the single best selling book outside of the Bible. In my opinion, however, Romans 11:36 sums up nicely why we exist.
For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.
Why are we here? To bring God praise, of course. Sadly, when I hear other believers speaking about our purpose on earth they often gloss over that. They’ll often says, “Of course we’re hear to bring God glory, but beyond that we’re hear for…” as if the idea of bringing God glory, of worshiping Him, is somehow insignificant. In my opinion, and I believe the Bible validates this, we cannt overstate how important it is that we are cognizant of our worship of God at all times in and through everything that we do. A.W. Tozer seems to have also said it extremely well. Consider this quote from him:
Mans nature indicates that he was created for three things: To think, to worship and to work. But thinking is not enough. Men are made to worship also, to bow down and adore in the presence of the Mystery inexpressible. Mans mind is not the top peak of his nature. Higher than his mind is his spirit, that something within him which can engage the supernatural, which under the breath of the Spirit can come alive and enter into conscious communion with heaven, can receive the divine nature and hear and feel and see the ineffable wonder that is God. When, therefore, an institution dedicated to the growth and development of the thinking person seeks at the same time to turn this thinker into a worshiper, our debt to that institution becomes all the greater. So many schools on every level are content to train the intellect, forgetting that they are dealing with but part of the man-an important part certainly, but a part only. The wise of the world who have not learned to worship are but demi-men, unformed and rudimentary. Their further development awaits the life-giving touch of Christ to wake them to spiritual birth and life eternal.
In light of that I am excited to share with you the song for this week’s edition of “Weekend Worship.” It features Worship leader, Chris Tomlin, leading the audience at Passion ’07 in his fairly new song “Made to Worship.” I hope it speaks to your heart.