Godly Worship

            Sometimes everyday living seems to invoke more reverence than worship. There is a saying that says, “worship is mind, emotion, and will engaged in whole person ascription of worth.” How do you choose to worship God? How does that reflect your view of His worthiness to be worshipped?

            John 4:23-24 says, “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” The foundation of righteous worship is truth. Our worship needs to be enthusiastic and spiritually focused because He is the breath of life! On the road of genuinely worshipping God, His truth keeps us on the path. Meanwhile, zealous sincerity is the force that propels us towards Him.

            God truly deserves our most heartfelt and devoted worship. Psalm 103:2-5 explains that we should bless the Lord and always remember how he blesses us. This is because He heals us from our ailments and satisfies us with all things good. He also eternally saves our souls by redeeming us with His unyielding love and mercy. Psalm 103:10-11 states, “He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him.”

            The word worship in the Bible encompasses two meanings: service and adoration. (Psalm 95:6 and Col. 3:14-17) Each person must decide in their heart,  as to how much of their time and devotion they will give to God. However, it is without a doubt that He is deserving of all we can give. In Mark chapter 12, Jesus quotes Deuteronomy 6:4 as the greatest commandment saying, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”