Worship is the number one responsibility
of every believer everywhere.
Worship is the highest priority of our Lord.
1) Created To Worship
We were created to worship God from the very beginning. Did you know that worship is not just our praise but also our obedience? When Adam and Eve chose to disobey God they chose not to worship Him. To worship God means to obey, honor, reverence, respect, praise, and give Him all the glory. The first commandment God gave Moses was to worship Him and Him alone (Exodus 20:3-5).
Jesus told us to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:32). This means our heart, soul and mind are to worship God. Romans 12:1 tell us to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable service. This means we worship God with our bodies.
2) Instructed To Worship
Jesus taught His disciples that they should worship even before the present their requests to God: "When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name" (Luke 11:2).
"Hallowed be Your name" is a phrase of worship. We are to magnify God's name and put Him first and high above all earthly things. We need to follow Jesus' example by worshiping the name and character of Yaweh before we make our petitions. Before we ask of Him we should honour Him.
3) Called To Worship
We are also commanded to worship throughout the Epistles: "You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light" (1 Peter 2:9).
A.W. Tozer said God's purpose in sending His Son to die and rise again to sit on His right hand was that "He might restore to us the missing jewel, the jewel of worship: that we might come back and learn to do again that which we were created to do in first place - worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness, to spend our time in awesome wonder and adoration of God, feeling and expressing it. We're here to be worshipers first and workers only second." - The Missing Jewel Of The Evangelical Church by A.W.Tozer.