This begins my series on a biblical theology of worship.
God, as the universal creator and ruler of everything, deserves to be worshiped. He made everything; he sustains everything; everything should be for him – he should be the highest goal, the greatest purpose of everything in the universe. Everything in the universe should find its true meaning in wholehearted devotion to the Triune God.
That’s the kind of worship that Christ, the incarnate Son of God, deserves. Jesus is himself God. So, he deserves that same wholehearted, universal devotion that God does.
Ex 20:1-6; Deut 6:4-6; 10:12-22; Ps 104:24-35; 145; 148; Dan 7:13-14; Acts 10:36 (note the context); Col 1:15-20; Rev 4:9-11; 5:8-14.