True Worship

Worshipping God is more than saying the right word at the right time and place. Jesus corrected such a misconception with the woman of Samaria.
“…Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall you worship the Father….God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:21,24).
Worshipping God is more than giving a pleasing performance to show your devotion. Jesus corrected such a perverted view of worship in the Sermon on the Mount.
“And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full” (Matt. 6:5).
Worshipping God is more than stirring the emotions. Emotional feelings can be caused by human phenomena and false religions. Such emotions can confuse the mind and overpower the will. Paul described it thus:
“You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the dumb idols; however, you were led” (1 Cor. 12:2). “…we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting” (Eph. 4:14).
True worship is my spirit seeking communion with God’s spirit in praise and thanksgiving. Our wills, as well as our words, become living sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving to God. These – our will and our words ? are the only things we really own. True worship is giving ourselves to God.
Thanks to The Voice of Truth International, Vol
20, p. 71.

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