Balance scales—two plates attached to an overhead beam—have been a part of human history for at least 4,000 years. An innumerable multitude of business deals has been transacted because of this simple device.
The concept of an appropriate counter balance to something of value and weight is what permeates the word “worthy”. When the great I AM is accurately weighed in the balances of the human heart, the only appropriate and fitting counter balance is joyous, reverent worship. “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth” (Psalm 96:1).
- Because of His salvation, Jehovah is worthy. “Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day” (Psalm 96:2).
- Because of His glory, Jehovah is worthy. “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3).
- Because of His greatness, Jehovah is worthy. “For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens” (Psalm 96:4-5).
- Because of His strength and beauty, Jehovah is worthy. “Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary” (Psalm 96:6).
When properly evaluated in the human heart, one should “give to the Lord glory and strength. Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come into His courts. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him…” (Psalm 96:7-9).
It is what He deserves.