Chapter 2 Jehovah Worship Activity


André Gide, Strait is the Gate.

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This is a fun little exercise that is designed to point our focus to worship of Jehovah.  How do we worship Him effectively?  What do we do in the process?  How does he respond?

Why do we worship Him and why include this type of activity in the Names of God Study?

The word worship means to appreciate the worth of someone.  Revelations 4:11

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

We have discovered from our study so far that God is worthy to be worshiped because He is our Creator, the sustainer of the Universe we live in.  He is our sovereign, faithful I AM.  He is the all sufficient unchangeable Jehovah, who has freed us from the penalty of our sins, through the sacrifice of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.  He has promised us eternal life with Him. So we should worship and serve Him with all our heart, mind, and soul. Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

We should worship Him in Spirit and in truth. John 4:24 God is Spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

We worship Him because He comforts us in times of sorrow and distress.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

We worship Him because of His unfailing love for all of us that is far beyond our understanding. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

This activity is also an excellent introduction to the next name of God we will study, God Almighty, El Shaddai. 

We worship Him because He is almighty God and there is none like Him.  He and He alone deserves our homage, honor, respect, adoration, praise, and glory.  1 Corinthians 6:20-22 (New American Standard Bible)

 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

Knowledge of God’s grace to us as sinful creatures demands a heartfelt response placing Him above anything or anyone.  We are compelled to worship Him and bring glory to Him when we know who we are in relation to Him.

Our worship becomes God centered as we learn more about Him.  We cannot learn more about Him unless we study what He reveals about Himself.  God says in Hosea 4:6  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”  If we don’t know what God says, we are going to be destroyed for our lack of knowledge.

 

 

The following Scripture holds the clue to finding the correct word. (∞=A)

Philippians 3:13-14 (New International Version, ©2011)

What We Do What God Does
Psalm 22:22                      OQ∞HRD 1 John 1:7                      OTQHEHDR
1 John 1:7                  EDKKNVRGHO Deuteronomy 11:5-7         AKDRRDR
Psalm 27:4                            RDDJ Matthew 18:19-20 H ∞L VHSG SGDL
Exodus 20:8 QDLDLADQ SGD R∞AA∞SG Romans 10:17                     E∞HSG
Deuteronomy 11:5-7 QDINHBD Leviticus 20:6 RDSR XNT ∞O∞QS
Leviticus 20:6   AD GNKX Matthew 18:19-20 H ∞L VHSG SGDL
Psalm 95:6 VNQRGHO 1 John 5:14  GD∞QR TR
Romans 10:17 GD∞Q SGD LDRR∞FD Zephaniah 3:17  EHKKR NTQ CDDODRS MDDCR
Hebrews 10:25 DMBNTQ∞FD James 4:8  CQ∞VR MD∞Q SN XNT
Exodus 20:3 MN NSGDQ FNCR ADENQD LD John 15:15  INX L∞CD ETKK
Acts 5:32  NADX Acts 5:32  GNKX ROHQHS
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2 Comments

  1. Jan said,

    April 15, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Study was good and I enjoyed the activity. Keep up the good work.

    • dbarton70 said,

      April 15, 2011 at 8:55 am

      Thanks Jan! I am thinking of adding to this one in another way. God’s sufficiency is not real to so many. Of course it ties right in with God’s provision. I am thinking of adding a lesson on what the Bible says about His sufficiency and His willingness to nourish, supply, and satisfy out of His bounty. Then take on the name of God Jehovah Jireh, the One Who Provides. What do you think? How about it readers?


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