Created to Worship! Pastor Timothy Hinkle September 27, 2009 Exodus 34 (New King James Version) 1 And the LORD said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke. 2 So be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself to Me there on the top of the mountain. 3 And no man shall come up with you, and let no man be seen throughout all the mountain; let neither flocks nor herds feed before that mountain.” 4 So he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Moses rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him; and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone. 5 Now the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6 And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, 7 keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.” 8 So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped. Exodus 34 (New King James Version) 9 Then he said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance.” 10 And He said: “Behold, I make a covenant. Before all your people I will do marvels such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the LORD. For it is an awesome thing that I will do with you. 11 Observe what I command you this day. Behold, I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. 12 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. 13 But you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images 14 (for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God), 15 lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice, 16 and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods. Exodus 34 (New King James Version) 17 “You shall make no molded gods for yourselves. 18 “The Feast of Unleavened Bread you shall keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the appointed time of the month of Abib; for in the month of Abib you came out from Egypt. 19 “All that open the womb are Mine, and every male firstborn among your livestock, whether ox or sheep. 20 But the firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb. And if you will not redeem him, then you shall break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. “And none shall appear before Me empty-handed. 21 “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. Exodus 34 (New King James Version) 22 “And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end. 23 “Three times in the year all your men shall appear before the Lord, the LORD God of Israel. 24 For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before the LORD your God three times in the year. 25 “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven, nor shall the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover be left until morning. 26 “The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring to the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.” 27 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write these words, for according to the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28 So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments Verses 13—16 13 But you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images 14 (for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God), 15 lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice, 16 and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods. ׁשחה • shâchâh • shaw-khaw' • A primitive root; to depress, that is, prostrate (especially reflexively in homage to royalty or God): - bow (self) down, crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop, worship. From The Psalms Psalm 5:7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple. Psalm 22:27 All the ends of the world Shall remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations Shall worship before You. Psalm 22:29 All the prosperous of the earth Shall eat and worship; All those who go down to the dust Shall bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep himself alive. Psalm 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 45:11 So the King will greatly desire your beauty;Because He is your Lord, worship Him. Psalm 66:4 All the earth shall worship You And sing praises to You; They shall sing praises to Your name.” Selah From The Psalms Psalm 81:9 There shall be no foreign god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god. Psalm 86:9 All nations whom You have made Shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And shall glorify Your name. Psalm 95:1 [ A Call to Worship and Obedience ] Oh come, let us sing to the LORD!Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. Psalm 96:9 Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth. Psalm 97:7 Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods. From The Psalms Psalm 99:5 Exalt the LORD our God,And worship at His footstool— He is holy. Psalm 99:9 Exalt the LORD our God,And worship at His holy hill; For the LORD our God is holy. Psalm 106:19 They made a calf in Horeb,And worshiped the molded image. Psalm 132:7 Let us go into His tabernacle;Let us worship at His footstool. Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. The Glory of the Lord • 2 Chronicles 7:1-4 (New King James Version) • 1 When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. 2 And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD’s house. 3 When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the LORD, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever.” 4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD. The Glory of the Lord • Isaiah 6:1—4 (New King James Version) • 1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said: “ Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” Matthew 2:11 (New King James Version) 11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. προσκυνέω • proskuneō • pros-koo-neh'-o • From G4314 and probably a derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, that is, (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore): - worship. Matthew 4:10 (New King James Version) 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’” προσκυνέω referring to ׁשחה pros-koo-neh'-o referring to shaw-khaw' John 4:24 (New King James Version) • 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” • προσκυνέω (pros-koo-neh'-o) Proclamations • I was created to WORSHIP GOD and Him alone! • GOD ALONE is worthy of my worship! • I will live a lifestyle of WORSHIP to GOD alone! • I will WORSHIP GOD in spirit and in truth! • I will WORSHIP GOD in private and together with other Christians in public!