Before we can understand the phrase, we, were created to praise, it is only paramount that we look into Why we were created? To fully perceive this, we have to first of all relate to God’s way of thinking. For God to create us, does He really need us? King David also was perplexed with this same question as we can see in Psalms 8:3-4;
“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”
To understand the reason behind our creation, we have to consider the following,
God doesn’t need anything from us neither does he need us, it is we that need him. So many passages from the scriptures tells us that for instance, Acts 17:24-25 says;
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
He did not create us because he was bored and alone and He also did not create us because he wanted to feel good about himself. There is nothing we can give God that He has not made, even the very air we breathe is His.
- God, out of His great love for us, made us. Can you imagine being loved even before you were created? That how powerful and everlasting His love for us is. The bible says, for God is Love (1John 4:8b). So many wonderful promises in God’s word about His love for us that He made us, so we can enjoy Him and all He has provided. Part of enjoying Him is worshiping and praising Him
- God made us not just to be a part of His eternal plan but to help fulfill it. Being a part of His plan requires us to search and read the manual which is the Bible as to know what is needed of us. Ecclesiastes 12:13 says;
What is His commandment?
And He (Jesus) answering said, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. Luke 10:27.
Another more important part we play in God’s eternal plan is to point people to eternal life with God—through his Son Jesus Christ. The Bible says that we have been given a ministry of reconciliation and has committed us with the word of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).
From the above, I want you to note that in all of these, God has given us a free will. We have a choice to either liaise with Him or go our own way. He has given us the freedom of choice.
In conclusion, God may not need us, but we need him. I encourage you to put your trust completely in Him and be a part in His loving, divine and eternal plan.
Having considered the above bullets, we understand that God is absolutely independent and needs nothing from us. He is worthy of everything we have, and we can give, and that includes our praises. Romans 11:36 puts it like this;
“For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to Whom be glory forever. Amen”.
God is all Powerful and all Mighty. However, because of His nature, there are a few things that He is incapable of doing; God cannot lie, and He cannot sin. To also add to this, God is also incapable of praising and worshiping Himself because of who He is. He is worthy of all the praise, glory and worship. Understanding this Truth establishes where we human beings come in. We were created to worship and give praises to Our Creator. For we are created for His glory here on earth. We ought to constantly acknowledge who He is and stay connected to God, our Source and Maker.
The book of Isaiah 43:7 says thus about us;
“I have created him for My glory…”.
Our every thoughts, attitudes and actions should bring glory to God.
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” (1Cor 10:31).
Also Psalms 148:5 says
“Let them praise the name of the Lord.: For He commanded, and they were created.”
The New Living translation says,
“Let every living created thing give thanks to the Lord, for He issued His command and they came into being.”
If you are a living, breathing being then you should be praising the Lord constantly.
“Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.” (Psalms 150:6).
As we praise Him continuously; an act of fellowship, communion, union, oneness, togetherness and an act love is expressed and demonstrated to the glory of His name. At each point, there is going to be a rub off of His presence in our lives and everything around us. We come to a place where we no longer have to pray for His glory to come down, we become His Glory, and this gives Him pleasure. For the bible says; He is the vine and we are the branches. The beauty of a plant or plant is seen on its branches, the branches is also the fruit producing part of the plant or tree. We are constantly reminded in His words that we are wonderfully and fearfully made. Get a copy here