Call to Worship

Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever – 2 Peter 3:18 

Here is a call to here-and-now worship. Yes, heaven will be wonderful and, yes, we who are redeemed by Christ will praise him forever there. But are you praising him now? We are called to worship him now and for ever.

Do you, by your life and priorities and calendar and checkbook, lift up Christ as the one great satisfaction to be found in the universe? Do you continually sell all that you have in order to purchase more of this treasure? Or is Christ simply a trinket among other baubles, a good-luck charm to hang around your neck, a joy among many joys? 

If we have not yet seen Christ as being worth all that we have, then Peter says we have a knowledge deficiency. He prays that we will grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. For when we see him properly — when our eyelids of ignorance are lifted to behold the beauty of his person — then we will not be able to take our eyes off him.

To Jesus Christ be all our glory today. May He be the great grounds of all our rejoicing, our decision-making, our ambitions, our pleasure, our peace, our security, our love, our lifestyle.