“…Thou art WORTHY, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for THOU hast created ALL THINGS and for THY PLEASURE they ARE and WERE CREATED.”
Thou Shalt Not Steal
Has the following question ever crossed your mind (it certainly has mine)? Why do we worship GOD? You say, “Worshiping God is a command, and therefore, it’s required.” That’s true, but that’s NOT the answer I’m looking for. So, with your permission, to find the answer I’m seeking, I’ll rephrase the question.
“For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 (KJV)
Why does God solicit our worship? There, that’s a better question! Now for the answer: The Almighty solicits our worship because He is the source of EVERYTHING that’s good, godly, holy, pure, perfect, righteous, and lovely. Can you imagine a fate without Him?
Rest assured friend; if there was no God, you and I would “…have been as though…” we “…had not been….” (Job 10:19) In other words, without His “…excellent greatness…” (Psalm 150:2b), none of us would “be” at all!!! This can best be summed up by saying, He that “…giveth…life, and breath…” (Acts 17:25) to all, deserves our WORSHIP! FOR HE, AND HE ALONE, IS WORTHY TO RECEIVE IT!!!
Now let’s say, someone lacking the power to create or sustain life came along who repeatedly watched as others fell “…down before him that sat on the throne…” and worshipped “…him that liveth for ever and ever …saying, Thou art WORTHY, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for THOU hast created ALL THINGS and for THY PLEASURE they ARE and WERE CREATED.” (Revelation 4:9 to 11) And let’s say, after watching others “…give…glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne…”, envy set in—because he too wanted recognition.
To what length do you suppose he would go, to obtain that kind of adoration and worship for himself? Let’s see….
“…I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:13 and 14 (KJV)
Did you catch that last statement? Lucifer’s ambition (in the bad sense of the word) was to “be LIKE the most High.” In other words, he sought godhood, without the credentials to back it up. That’s called STEALING!!!
“Hey Lucifer, quit trying to swipe God’s glory! ‘Thou shalt NOT steal’!”
Lucifer was relentless in his effort to steal what rightfully belonged to God! He proved that, when he said, “I will” FIVE times in a row! [That number, the number FIVE, matches the original number of Cherubim before Lucifer’s fall. (Ezekiel 28:14, Revelation 4:7—one in Ezekiel, and four here.) It also matches the amount of times the word “WORSHIP” is found in Revelation chapter thirteen—the most prominent chapter in The New Testament concerning the Beast or Antichrist! See, Revelation 13:4 (2 times), 8,12, and 15].
This subject will continue again soon, but first it’s time for me to introduce…
…Haman, The Son of Hammedatha, The Son of Perdition!
The Book of Esther
The amazing book of Esther read by Alexander Scourby.