And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, therefore, behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.” Ah, you who hide deep from the Lord your counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?” You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”? Isaiah 29:13-16
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.—Psalm 145:3
The Free Dictionary defines admire is “to regard with pleasure, wonder, and approval; To have a high opinion of; esteem or respect; to marvel at or to wonder at; “the synonyms are; esteem, revere, venerate. According to this definition, God has few admirers among Christians today.
But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him.—Habakkuk 2:20
Today, many are grateful for the Grace of salvation. On major Christian holidays, worship is sung in thankfulness, days to remember His salvation are celebrated with joy, worship and large festivities. Testimonies are told of how our Father has saved them. To decry this would be uncharitable and unscriptural, for there is much of the same thing in the Book of Psalms. It is good and right to render unto God thanksgiving for all His mercies to us. But God’s admirers, where are they?
The simple truth is that worship is elementary until it begins to take on the quality of admiration.
Just as long as the worshiper is engrossed with himself and his good fortune, he still is a toddler, a child in the maturity of God. We begin to grow up when our worship passes from thanksgiving to admiration. As Psalm 103:1 states, we are in a dire need to Praise the Lord with all my soul, all of our inmost being praising His Holy name. We need to have our mouths filled with His praise declaring the Splendor of God all day long,
As our hearts rise in song to God in lofty esteem for that which He is “I AM THAT I AM”, as we begin to extol Him who rides on the clouds we begin to share a little of the selfless pleasure which is the portion of the blessed in heaven. He is the Father to the fatherless, a defender of the widows and the God in His Holy dwelling. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth on a daily basis. If you only worship on Sunday, but cant worship Him on Monday; you do not worship Him at all. Let us not worship Him only with our mouths; let us worship Him every day and hour with all our inmost being.
How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. 2 Samuel 7:22