We all want it. We want for others to countenance who we are, our value, our accomplishments. And on its face that is deserved, it is right. Not the inflated flattery that the word “affirmation” has come to have as a connotation. Real and discerning acknowledgment.
There are many people, who because of semantics, or because of skewed perspective, accuse God as being “needy” or demanding that we somehow give undeserved acknowledgment. Worship is the acknowledgment of somethings worth, its right recognition by others. It is just and due. To verbalize praise of a God who has created the earth in all its beauty and magnificence, who has given us life, and sustained it without demanding any diminishment of our freedom of will, is nothing short of amazing – a source of such great astonishment that I have no serviceable word for it.
If God desires honor and praise from us… it is nothing more or less than just acknowledgment and due recognition.
We do not desire to live without due recognition ourselves, we bristle at being treated as nonentities, … so who is to denounce God concerning this?