Scripture reading for October 31st: 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
What is worship? Is it just singing some songs or hymns to the Lord? Is it going to a building? These questions are not new with us and our culture. Jesus encountered a woman in Samaria who asked some of the same questions of Him. Jesus answered her with a promise and a command that we will consider this day.
Worship is ascribing worth and honor to someone who is due honor. Worship involves us as whole people and is not a spectator sport. All true worship centers on God as the only worthy subject! God is a Spirit. His presence fills the universe. He is Truth and there is no falsehood or lie found in Him. Those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and Truth.
We have a difficult time with true worship because of our sin nature that centers us on “me” instead of the true God. We cannot worship God, because we don’t really know God. God must reveal Himself for us to understand who He is. Because of His love for us, He seeks us out. Jesus sought out the woman at the well and revealed His true nature to her and answered her questions. She opened her heart to the “Truth” and ran to tell others! She found new life and freedom in this One who was full of the Spirit and the Truth.
As you go through this day, allow the Holy Spirit to help you to live a life of worship! Wherever you are, everything you do can be done in Spirit and Truth as unto the Lord! He is worthy of all our worship each day, everyday, all day and night! True worshipers must worship God in Spirit and Truth! Jesus fulfilled the promise that enables us to give Him this kind of worship!