Scripture reading for October 30th: John 3-5
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is Spirit and His worshipers must worship in Spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24
God The Father is seeking out true worshipers! He is looking for those who will center on Him and give Him the honor and praise due to Him. His eyes look throughout the earth seeking these who will fully commit to Him so He can show Himself strong on their behalf! (2nd Chronicles 16:9)
Worship is ascribing worth and honor to someone who is worthy. All true worship centers on God as the only worthy subject! God is a Spirit. His presence fills the universe. He is The Truth and there is no falsehood or lie found in Him. Therefore, those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and truth. Worship can involve music or singing of hymns or songs. Worship can involve kneeling, bowing, lifting of hands, or dancing. Worship can involve reading God’s Word or sitting in silence. God is looking at our hearts when we worship, not just at what we are doing or saying.
Sin is a big hindrance to true worship. We are born the first time with our spirit dead to God because of sin. We cannot worship God, because we don’t really know God. Sin centers us on ourselves and rather than on God and separates us from God, who is holy. As we come to God humbly, agreeing with His Truth concerning sin and it’s consequences and asking for His mercy, He forgives us and we honor Him. We come to know God as Father through His Son Jesus Christ and can begin to worship Him in truth. As we allow Him to fill us with His Holy Spirit, the Spirit enables us to truly worship God in Spirit and truth!
As you go through each day, allow the Holy Spirit to help you to live a life of true worship! Everything you do can be done in Spirit and truth as unto the Lord with a thankful heart! (Colossians 3:17) He is worthy of all our worship each day, everyday, all day and night wherever we are! It is a life of worship that truly pleases our Father!