‘THE FATHER SEEKETH SUCH TO WORSHIP HIM.’ JOHN 4:23
Jesus revealed some of his greatest insights on worship to a flawed woman with five failed marriages and a live-in boyfriend. No wonder His disciples were shocked to find him talking to her’ (John 4:27 NLT). So what is Jesus teaching us about worship? 1. That anybody can do it! True worship has nothing to do with your religious denomination (Jews and gentiles), and cannot be limited to a physical location (Mount Gerizim or the temple in Jerusalem). Once you’ve made Him Lord of your life, Jesus accepts your worship. You’re in! 2. That God is actually looking for people who will do it. Here’s a stop-you-in-your-tracks thought: God created you to do the only thing He cannot do for Himself worship! ‘Thou art worthy, O lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created to worship God! 3. That’s there only way to do it. According to Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, ‘The worship of God’s is nowhere defined in scripture.’ That’s because it’s such a powerful outpouring of our hearts toward the Lord and represents such love, gratitude and devotion that it cannot be put into words; nor can it be defined by a song, a shout, or silence. Jesus said, ‘true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth of God’s Word. To understand worship, think: worth-ship! How much do you value the Lord? We never get tired of talking about what we value most!
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: Lev 23:15-22, Acts 2:1-18 www.mpbs247.org