Who is like the Lord? Covered in majesty and splendor. Beautiful in all his ways, and sovereign in all he does. For the earth is full of his goodness, and sings every morning his praises. He stands at the highest mountain and summons those who would hear his voice to worship.
When nearly a million beloved people tasted the bitter bonds of slavery and were given an invitation to exit the gates of their oppressors only one thing was asked of them, worship. A promise and decree would accompany them into a free and fruitful land, but it required one authentic act and lesson, worship.
In your prayer, worship. In your service, worship. In your singing, worship. In your living, worship. At your job, worship. In your marriage, worship. Worship the Lord with all your heart and soul, for it is the ultimate expression of love and the first commandment.
1Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and tell him that this is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: ‘Let My people go, so that they may worship Me. 2But if you refuse to let them go, and you continue to restrain them, 3then the hand of the LORD will bring a severe plague on your livestock in the field on your horses, donkeys, camels, herds, and flocks.
4But the LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt so that no animal belonging to the Israelites will die.’” 5The LORD set a time, saying, “Tomorrow the LORD will do this in the land.” 6And the next day the LORD did just that. All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one animal belonging to the Israelites died.