1 Chronicles 16:29
Give to the LORD the glory due to his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
What I have to demonstrate is:
1. That God is entitled to the homage of his creatures, and claims it as proper and right.
2. That these claims are made upon us, his intelligent creatures. It will therefore be necessary to show that we are capable of knowing God to all the extent necessary to excite in our minds the feelings of awe, reverence, and admiration, since these are essential to homage and worship. Also to prove that such claims are not only reasonable, but founded in justice and right.
3. That the worship and homage required is such that it not only does not degrade, but elevates the man that pays it; that it is not the hard requirement of despotism, but the righteous claim of infinite excellence; not the service of flattery and servility, but the free-will offering of a discerning and admiring mind (J. Robinson). - R.T.
Parallel VersesKJV: Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.