Worship and wisdom

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Worship is a word, which often is sung in hymns and songs to God. Unlike the misleading advertising slogan, “You are worth it!” worship tells God that he is worthy of honour and glory and praise.

If God created everything, loves his creation and provided a way for us to know and love him, he certainly is worthy of praise. People are made for worship. If we do not worship God, we’ll find something else to worship. The Bible calls worshipping anything other than God “idolatry”.

The wisdom handed down through the ages from the Bible and from those, who have followed the teachings in the Bible is that worshipping God leads to peace and joy. The Comforter himself helps us to worship God.

Through praising God our spirits are lifted. In modern parlance it is a win-win situation. God appreciates our praise and we feel better too.

Wisdom is sometimes described as a woman in the Bible. God rewarded King Solomon for choosing wisdom by also giving him wealth and long life. Solomon’s proverbs include much about wisdom and its opposite, folly (or foolishness).

The prophet Micah advised people “to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God”.

So for W (double U) we have two words to wonder about – worship and wisdom. A verse from the Book of Daniel worships God for his wisdom and power. Daniel 2:20.

This year for the A to Z Challenge I have taken my 2013 Challenge as a starting point for most of the posts. I have written a post based around something or usually someone from the Bible. Sometimes it is a fictional story, for example when I have added some back stories (as a writing exercise). Sometimes it is a summary.

 I hope my readers will be challenged to consider the original texts in more depth. (If only to discover what liberties I have taken with them!)

My 2013 post for W

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