Title: Worship and Praise

If you believe that God is “all powerful” and “all knowing” and independent of man

then its pretty hard to believe that God appreciates our worship or praise … even as a gesture of respect and devotion … for if he is truly all knowing, then he knows the silent feelings in our hearts … irrespective of the outward manifestations of performing praise and worship.

He simply doesn’t need our approbation or our validation in worship and praise from us.

There may be some value for us, however, in worship and praise, because of what it does for those of us who offer it …

it might make us feel good …

and it might set an example for those who observe us doing it, which might make them feel better

but, I don’t believe that God gets any Benefit from us out of praise and worship.

Robert Jorrie, 1994