“Why do we Worship God?”

“Why do we Worship God?”



problems occur because man doesn’t choose to worship God the way God

wants.   Rather, a way that is also

pleasing to self.   Cain was the first

record of one trying to worship God his own way.  What does the book of Genesis tell us about

how God felt about it?   He respected

Abel’s offering but not Cain’s because it wasn’t as God had said.

        Both brothers believed in

God and both wanted to worship Him.  Both

offered sacrifices to God.  What was the

difference?  The difference came when

Cain interpreted what God said in a manner to meet what Cain wanted to do

rather than what God wanted.   It is

reasonable to assume both these brothers got the same direction from God, yet

they chose different methods to implement Gods wishes. Able worshiped God the

way God wanted.  Cain on the other hand

presumed he could worship God the way he felt would be acceptable.  What was Cain’s motive?  Did he feel God would be worshiped better

with an offering from the ground instead of an animal?  After all, his talent was tiling the soil not

raising animals.  His talents were

raising vegetables and surely God would be happy with worshiping Him that

way.  What is wrong with that logic,

anyway?  Cain’s motive is one

reason this was not acceptable.  Cain

knew what God had said about how to worship him but, Cain wanted to worship God

in a way that also pleased Cain . 

Cain believed his method of worship would be better, because?  Was it selfish reasons?  His talents were in the soil not



don’t worship God in a manner to please ourselves; we worship God to please God.


Requests: ___________________________________________________________