Have you ever been in Church, engaged in the music, left, and wondered if that was it? I know I have. Don’t get me wrong… Often throughout the scriptures, you see music and worship hand and hand. But is that it? If I sing a fast, medium, and slow tempo song at the weekend service, did I worship in the way I was created?
The first time worship appears in the Scripture is when Abraham takes his son to be sacrificed in obedience to the Lord’s command. So here worship is obedience unto the Lord. Where is the Lord calling you to obey? Can you imagine God asking for your son. Sacrifice and obedience are NEVER easy and often necessary… However, it is true worship
Jame 1:27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
Here worship is caring for the needs of those who cannot help themselves. Widow in this culture cannot own property and are often forced into prostitution to take care of themselves and their kids. Orphans are at the mercy of slave traders just to live. Who are the people around you that you can help get out of their impossible situation?
Revelation 4:9 Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever), 10 the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,
11 “You are worthy, O Lord our God,
to receive glory and honor and power.
For you created all things,
and they exist because you created what you pleased.”
So here worship is men sitting on thrones with crowns, bowing down, laying their crowns before Jesus, and declaring that He is worthy of glory, honor, and power. We were crowns as well. They are not sitting on our head, but in them. They are the successes, accomplishments, gifts we have given, and the good things we have done. These elders give us an example of real worship… To bow before our King and lay our crowns at His feet, for apart from Him we would not have them, this is worship!
Vital Men, Jesus is calling you to worship Him! It all comes down to love… Obey, sacrifice, care for others, and give ALL the credit to that one who created you for worship. GO BE VITAL
Recklessly, obsessively following Jesus