When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
There are many questions that as humans we simply cannot answer, and the questions of human significance is one of the most confounding. The Psalmist even asks, “what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?”
But rather than seeing ourselves as insignificant in comparison to the vast, infinite universe, we must see that the nature of the unknowable universe is compatable with who God is and what he is capable of doing. It would be inconsistant to serve and worship a being that is less than or equal to ourselves. So while we can never know God exhaustively since He is infinite, nevertheless we can know Him truly. And although we are incapable of comprehending him or his heavens, we are capable of relating to him because we were made in his image. Something’s physical size is not in any way a measure of its moral worth, nor is the world’s view of significance a reflection of what God actually sees as valuable. Furthermore, the triviality of man only serves to magnify God’s amazing love.
So although we all encounter things that cause us to doubt, we must never quit praying when we face intellectual or existential difficulties such as these. Instead, we need to go to God with our doubts honestly and say, “God I doubt that you exist. I doubt that you’re there. I don’t understand. Please help me.” We must remember the man who came to Jesus and said, “Lord, I believe. Help thou my unbelief.”
"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;" - 1 Corinthians 1:27
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. - Isaiah 55:8-11
Another question related to God’s omnipotence is why he has the desire to be worshiped by us mere humans when he himself is self sufficient and perfect, lacking nothing. This, however, is not a product of ego or pride, but of justice and righteousness.
Praise and blame on a moral scale have to do with duty fulfillment. Someone who fulfills his moral obligations is morally praiseworthy. But God does not have any moral duties. For moral duties are constituted by God’s commands, and presumably God doesn’t issue commands to Himself. Therefore, He has no obligations to live up to. we can say that God acts in accordance with a duty but not from a duty. Because God is loving, kind, impartial, fair, etc., He acts in ways that would for us be the fulfillment of our duties. God is to be praised for His acts of goodness that go even beyond one’s obligations. Our praise of God for His goodness is instead to be properly understood in terms of adoration. God is the source of infinite goodness, and therefore we adore Him for who He is. We don’t offer Him moral praise in the sense of commending Him for living up to His moral obligations; rather we love Him because He is goodness itself.
When we forgive another person, we are not doing this to condone that person’s sin or even relieve them of their faults, but we ourselves are healed and given peace as we are allowing that burden to be lifted off of us. In the same way, we praise God not that God would gain anything from it, as he is complete, but we ourselves become in deeper fellowship with him as we understand and meditate on his love and character more fully. The Lord does not "need" us, and yet he delights in us all the same because we are his creation. And because we were created in his image and for his pleasure, it is only right that we would praise him.
"They pour out drink offerings to other gods to provoke me to anger. But am I the one they are provoking? declares the LORD. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?” - Jeremiah 7:18-19
"If you are good, is this some great gift to him? What could you possibly give him? If you sin, how does that affect God? Even if you sin again and again, what effect will it have on him?” - Job 35:7-6
“He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need.” - Acts 17:24-25
"No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good,
and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.” - Micah 6:8
“You are worthy, O Lord our God,
to receive glory and honor and power.
For you created all things,
and they exist because you created what you pleased.” - Revelation 4:11
"We love because he first loved us.” - 1 John 4:19
"I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise…. The world rings with praise—lovers praising their mistresses, readers their favourite poet, walkers praising the countryside, players praising their favourite game…. I had not noticed either that just as men spontaneously praise whatever they value, so they spontaneously urge us to join them in praising it: ‘Isn’t she lovely? Wasn’t it glorious? Don’t you think that magnificent?’ The Psalmists in telling everyone to praise God are doing what all men do when they speak of what they care about. My whole, more general, difficulty about the praise of God depended on my absurdly denying to us, as regards the supremely Valuable, what we delight to do, what indeed we can’t help doing, about everything else we value. I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation. It is not out of compliment that lovers keep on telling one another how beautiful they are; the delight is incomplete till it is expressed. Finally, God created us for His pleasure (just as we create delightful things for our pleasure). Praising God—acknowledging His goodness, love, perfection, and all the incredible things He has done for us—brings Him pleasure. If you have children, you know what a beautiful thing it is to have them praise you. You also know the pain of having them selfishly take you for granted and ignore you. When that happens, neither you nor your children are enriched, and your relationship is strained. In the same way, the right response from us toward God is praise because He deserves it. When we act out our love and acknowledgment of Him in this way, we fulfill our purpose; and when we are rightly fulfilling our purpose, we have the best possible joy—God is pleased, our relationship with Him is enhanced, and He has rightly received what He deserves. Luckily, this is not a difficult command to follow, for when we truly love Him, our praise will flow naturally from that love."