Fear of God Devotional: Why People Do Not Worship
What is a primary reason that people do not worship God?
Kevin Swanson answers that question by explaining that many people do not know God or of God. This is because He has not been preached and His Word has not been laid out. He has not been preached about and described by preachers. Instead, the focus has been elsewhere – on the music, the small groups, or the fellowship.
Yet, it doesn’t matter how much we sing or pray if we do not know God. Pastors need to preach about God. It is only when He is preached that we can truly understand and worship God.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NKJV) – “Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,’ says the Lord.”