Summary: Preparation is essential to real worship!
Isaiah 6:1 “In the year that King Uzziah died…” (NIV)
King Uzziah life was characterized by Four Distinctives:
Preparation is essential to real worship!
How do we prepare ourselves to worship the Lord:
1. Understand the significance that God places on Worship!
Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.” (NIV)
You were created to Worship. Genesis 1:27, 2:7
Worship is the highest activity of humanity.
In Worship you encounter God. Isaiah 1:12
2 Respect the sacredness of Worship!
Hebrews 12:28-29 “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” (NIV)
J.B. Phillips book entitled “Your God is too Small.”
Question: Is Worship Sacred to you?
3. Repent of all known sin!
Uzziah’s Sin 2 Chronicles 26:
Unchecked Arrogance. 26:16a
Underlying Assumption. 26:16b
Unrestrained Action. 26:16c
Unrepentant Spirit. 26:19
Unusual Correction. 26:19, 21
4. Rejoice in the God of your salvation!
French Proverb “A good meal ought to begin with hunger.”
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they will be filled.” (HCSB)
William Weld “The best preparation for work is not thinking about work, talking about work, or studying for work: it is work.”
Question: Are you prepared to Worship?