expressing adoration for the Almighty God
"Praise Him for His mighty works, Praise His unequaled greatness.”
Worship - What it is and what it is not.
When we refer to worship, it can mean so many different things to people, and a lot of the meaning depends on the context in which it is used. I think many folks at first take, think of singing or listening to music in some form and that’s certainly an important element of worship but, by no means, is a complete picture.
The word used most in the New Testament for worship is proskuneó. It means to bow down, to lay prostrate(notice the similarity), to fall before a superior with an attitude of obedience. We can see by this definition that worship is primarily about our place before God and what we are doing is outworking of that. It’s very easy to come to church, sing several songs, listen to a message and never have worshipped. Truthfully, you should be engaged in worship before you ever walk through the door. Worship is an everyday posture that we should walk in. That’s why we call it a Pathway. Each day the attitude of our heart, no matter where we are or what we are doing, should be anchored in the knowledge of who God is and what a privilege we have to enter His courts and what it took for that to happen.
But wait there’s more. Hebrews 13:15-16 says: “Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name. And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” Don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. Another way of putting it is in James 2:14 “What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?” Talk is cheap. Worship, like love, is a verb. It’s not a noun, a thing, it’s an action, an attitude with legs. It’s not an event that we manufacture to make ourselves feel holy. Singing worship songs is a great form of expression but the key is in what we are expressing. Worship can come in all shapes and sizes but we should be traveling in the Pathway of Worship even when the music is silent. Romans 12:1 "And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him."
- Begin to incorporate Worship Music into your Quiet Time. Create a playlist of your favorite Worship songs and play one at the beginning of your Quiet Time.
- Answer this Worship Assessment - Click Here to view or download PDF
- Complete Rose Study #21
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