2 minutes in Ezra: Who we are made to be

During this sermon Series through Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther I thought it would help to take a couple minutes here and there to think through the implications of what we are learning.

First, on Sunday we talked about Worship.  I suggested that we are all made to worship and that we all do worship.  Let’s think about that for a minute.

What does you heart hold to be the thing most dear to you?  What is something you cannot live without?  You have just discovered an object of worship.  Anything we think we MUST HAVE to survive is something worthy of all our affections.  This is the definition of worship.

If there is a creator, why did he make us?  He made us to worship HIM.  Sounds a bit self centered at first.  I mean think about it, how egotistical, right?  Unless of course he is truly the best thing in all the universe.  Is it egotistical or loving to point to the absolute best thing ever – actually the one thing that will satisfy the human heart – and say, “worship that if you want to find joy and fulfillment.”

God knows he is the best and most worthy object of all worship.  He made us in such a way that we can worship him and find satisfaction.  We can keep looking for someplace else to place our worship, but as Augustine said, “You have made us for yourself, God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.”

Seek to be a worshipper of God this week.  For your own sake.