Day 9: The Lord is pleased with those who worship Him and trust Him alone.
What is worship? Have you ever asked yourself that question? I think we confuse and complicate the concept of worship today. I believe what Jesus tells us in John will help us answer this question. Here is what He says:
But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23, 24 NLT)
Jesus is trying to get across the point that it is not about where or how you worship, but it’s about who you worship.
We all worship something. Maybe it’s your education. Or maybe it’s your career. Maybe it’s your bank account. Or it might even be your favorite sports team. I know I might have hit a nerve there, but we all fall into the trap of worshipping something else in the place of God. I’m preaching to the choir here because I even wrestle with this. In fact this is not something new, people struggled with this thousand of years ago because David writes in the Psalms:
Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalms 20:7 NLT)
So are you worshipping your career or are you worshipping Christ? Are you worshipping your team or are you worshipping the Savior? Quit focussing on how or where you are worshipping and start concentrating on who you are worshipping. Start worshipping God, then you can say like David:
I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalms 56:11 NLT)