Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering,
and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice:
and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.
Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.
Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord,
because he cometh to judge the earth.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
1 Chronicles 16:27-34 (KJV)
This does not mean to worship Him in a beautiful church. It means to worship Him in the beauty of holiness, all that He is in His person. Most of us don’t even know what it is to worship God. (Myself included.) How wonderful He is! All the earth is called to worship the Lord. We must worship him in the beauty of holiness, as God in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself. Glorious things are said of Him, both as motives to praise and matter of praise. We have been set apart by God, through the blood of Jesus. We accept Jesus as Savior, we have reason to celebrate. Nature itself cries out in praise to the Creator in all its splendor and glory given by God, how much more should we cry out in praises and holy worship to Him for how and what He has blessed us. We worship Him because He is holy. It is His holiness that causes us to worship and praise Him. It is not where but how you worship Him that is important.
From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same
the Lord’S name is to be praised.
The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens.
Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high,
Who humbleth himself
to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
Psalms 113:3-6 (KJV)
There are many things to be said about worship. This has just been one aspect of worship that has been on my heart. We worship the Lord because He is holy.
Lord bless you. His grace is abundant and His hope unending.