Is God worth worshipping? If we’ve grown up in church or a religious culture, our instinctual response may be “of course,” but we may not be able to say why. However, it’s one of the most important questions we need to answer, because how we view God not only influences every interaction we have with Him, but also our perspective on life and the world.
God knows everything about us, but we only know a fraction about Him—that which we can learn and comprehend with our finite, human minds. As the apostle Paul wrote, “for now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known” (1 Cor. 13:12). We are born in a fun house of dirty, distorted mirrors but one day we will live in a palace of pristine glass, seeing God and His creation as perfectly as He does.
Until then, however, we are not walking blind. We can learn everything we need to know about God from His Word and from the life of Jesus Christ, who said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” ( John 14:9). As we consider what God’s prophets and eyewitnesses have said about Him in His Word, we can begin to articulate why we can place our faith and hope in Him.
So if we are to believe God is worth worshipping, we need to grow in our knowledge of and relationship with Him. That’s why we’ve compiled this booklet full of Dr. Stanley’s teachings on the nature and character of God. We pray it helps you draw closer to Him, so that in return He will draw closer to you ( James 4:8), and that “the more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 1:8 NLT).