As followers of Christ, we’re called by God Almighty to lead holy and righteous lives for His own glory (1 Thessalonians 4:7). A holy and righteous life is a form of life that epitomizes the very nature and character of God Himself (1 Peter 1:15). Holiness is the most elevated of all His attributes (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8).
Before going any further with this teaching regarding praising God, it’s imperative that we try to settle a clear distinction between praise and worship, even though there’s strong bond between both of them. While they are similar to each other in several ways; however, they are not exactly the same thing in essence.
During Christ’s earthly ministries, He did so many marvelous things. It’s stated by (John 21:25) that no book could have been big enough to contain all the signs, and wonders, and miraculous operations, which were performed by Him. He preached to large number of individuals and was the most eloquent, the best, the most dynamic, and the greatest preacher that ever lived. Most importantly, He was the incarnate Word of God.
Within the Word of God, there’s a form of love that extends far beyond the scope of romantic love or sexual love, and close friendship or brotherly love. This love is known by the Greek term as “Agape”. God is the only One who possesses this kind of love due to the fact that He’s love by nature (1 John 4:8). What is truly magnificent about this form of love is that it’s self-sacrificial and unconditional. This love is extended to us as sinful people in God’s sight, regardless of our unworthiness to Him.
Since Jesus was revealed to mankind 2,000 years ago, there have been lot of deception, confusion, animosity, and hostility against Him at all times, particularly in the area of whom He really is. In fact, this shouldn’t really take anybody by surprise because the enemy has no issue at all with what people want to believe about Christ as long their belief isn’t considered as a threat to his ministry of death and deception. However, his main issue has to do with people being willing to embrace and live by the truth found in the Word of God, which Christ is the very embodiment of (John 1:1; Revelation 19:13; John 14:6).
As followers of Christ; in other words, as imitators of Christ, everything we’re doing on this earth must be done in such a fashion that pleases and glorifies the God whom we’re serving. Our foremost objective as Christians is to glorify Him in everything we’re doing (1 Corinthians 10:31) by allowing Him to be preeminent. We have to really give Him a chance in order for Him to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords in our daily lives by relying heavily on Him.
As human beings, we are made of three vital elements. These three elements are known as spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). Man has two major aspects that define whom he really is. The first one is the spiritual aspect, and the second one is the physical aspect. With that being said, two out of those three elements are spirit, such as both the soul and the human spirit while the body is physical.
It’s quite interesting that there have always been massive confusions and misbeliefs that surround the person of Jesus Christ all throughout the history of the church. Unsurprisingly, they are all directed toward denying His divinity. Meaning that whenever you hear something about Jesus that goes against how Scripture depicts Him, you can be quite sure that His deity is being questioned or tampered with. That’s kind of consequential misbelief is very common in every false religion.