“O my people, listen as I speak. Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am God, your God! I have no complaint about your sacrifices or the burnt offerings you constantly offer. But I do not need the bulls from your barns or the goats from your pens. For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for all the world is mine and everything in it. Do I eat the meat of bulls? Do I drink the blood of goats? Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”
Psalms 50:7-15 NLT
God doesn't need anything from us, we need everything from Him! There is nothing we can do to add anything to Him or aid Him. He alone is fully competent and complete. We are dysfunctional and incomplete. When we offer our worship to Him, we are not ascribing anything to Him that He doesn't already have. Even the praises we offer come from Him. There is absolutely nothing that we are, or do, that does not find its source in Him. He needs no one or nothing to assist Him in His work. In His great love and kindness, He allows us to know and serve Him. Everything we see, hear, taste, touch, or smell (the natural senses of life) finds its origin in our Creator-Jesus Christ. We do not need to check on Him to see if He has grown old and feeble, if He's alive, if He needs a meal, or anything else. He is All Sufficient!!! The air we breathe, the body we live in, the things of life that we enjoy, the opportunity to work and earn a living, salvation full and free, and ALL things, spring forth from Him. So, let's be through with any high sounding nonsense that we can somehow contribute anything to God. All we can do is humbly submit to His masterful Lordship, obediently serve Him, and be thankful for His gracious provision and protection. That's all he wants from us. Nothing more! Nothing less!!
Rev. Curtis Norris