Bible Ballistics: BBs #213 A Fortnight Of Thanks-Living #3
I think God for the privilege of worship. Regardless of whether you choose to assemble for corporate worship on Saturday or Sunday, the issue I’d like to address is our worship of God every moment of every day with hearts full of gratitude.
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24
Jesus Himself said that we MUST worship Him in “spirit and in truth”. And we can only do that when we worship the right “God” the right “way”! And who might that be and how? Only one answer:
“Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way,
and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father,
but by me.
7 If ye had known me,
ye should have known my Father also:
and from henceforth ye know him,
and have seen him.” John 14:6-7
We worship God through believing Jesus Christ the Son of God, and being “born again” by the Spirit of God. And oh, how grateful I am to have received the gift of eternal life!!! Which God gives to all who come to Him in repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Then we are enabled to truly worship God every moment of every day through the power of His Spirit dwelling in us!!! He-the Holy Spirit- is the proof that I belong to Jesus! And dear friends that is the thing I am most grateful for—belonging to Jesus. How about you?
“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Romans 8:9
No matter how many words people may use “about” God, unless we know Him in the salvation that Jesus purchased at Calvary, our hearts cannot truly worship. And Jesus came that we could truly worship God in “Spirit and Truth”.
“But as many as received him,
to them gave he power
to become the sons of God,
even to them
that believe on his name:
13 Which were born,
not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man,
but of God.” John 1:12-13
“…….. the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me……..” Isaiah 29:13a
So, are we worshipping God and being grateful for the honor? Do we truly know Him? Are we worshipping Him in “Spirit and Truth”? Or, are we practicing “lip service” only? Only you can answer these questions, and I challenge each one of us to examine our hearts; and then take our real worship of thanks to God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—today and every day, from a heart that belongs to Jesus.