Worship means to ascribe worth to God. It is an act of reverencing, venerating or paying homage to God. It is an act of humility! It cost the full commitment of your heart; it is expressed from the core of your heart as an act of affection to God. Not everyone that comes to church is a true worshiper. If you are a true worshiper, you will experience God in all the facet of your life. If you are indeed a true worshiper, you will find God and He will find you. True worship precipitates a divine encounter.
One of the reasons for our creation is to worship God. God manifests Himself in true worship. True worship demands an understanding. It is a personal discipline which includes:
- A private personal devotion; that is, doing it on a personal daily basis.
- An assembly with other Christians. This is having regular meetings with other children of God.
Worship is not a human idea; it is God’s idea and mandate. God demands our worship because He is holy, glorious and has a divine majesty. He is so glorious that He does not like to share His holy majesty and splendor with dead and unholy images (gods).
Exo 25:2 Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring Me an offering. You shall take an offering from every man that gives it willingly with his heart.
Exo 25:8 And let them make Me a sanctuary, so that I may dwell among them.
Exo 25:22 And I will meet with you there, and I will talk with you from above the mercy-seat, from between the two cherubs on the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment to the sons of Israel.
Isa 42:8 I am Jehovah; that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images.
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
True Worship includes:
- Gathering together in an assembly.
- Maintaining an appointed time.
- Faithfulness to God’s word.
- A form of discipline of a believer.
Jesus Christ in His days on earth attended church services and fellowships as a custom. It was part of Him as an act of worship.
Luk 4:16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And, as His custom was, He went in to the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.
1 Cor 16:2 On the first of the sabbaths let each of you put by himself, storing up whatever he is prospered, so that there may be no collections when I come.
Why Should You Come To Church To Worship?
- Because grace is released upon your life?
- Because it gives us a chance to acknowledge the humility in the need of Christ.
- Because it creates a sense of accountability to the body of Christ.
- Because we are able to manifest a model of true christian faith. Titus 2:7.
A Model of True Worship
The story in 1 Kings 6:1-10 and 1 Kings 8:1-20 reflects how God should be worshipped. It’s about the magnificent temple built by Solomon the king unto God for worship. It had a good start and a perfect finish. It was an architectural masterpiece with a Phoenician impression. The cathedral consist of a framework made of acacia wood; it was a substantial “house” built of stone with chambers in three stories, round the sides and back, and, in front, a stately porch, before which stood two lofty bronze pillars – Jachin and Boaz. Within, the house was lined with cedar, overlaid with gold, graven with figures of cherubim, palms, and open flowers. The floor was of stone, covered with fir (or cypress), likewise overlaid with gold. The building is so unique because:
- It is a physical expression of God’s worth. This implies our physical body should be a physical expression worthy unto God.
- It is a conceptual grasp and perception of God’s worth. Ps 145:5.
- It is a financial proclamation of God’s worth.
- It is a spiritual statement of worth.
Our sacrifice is acceptable to God because Jesus first offered himself as a sacrifice. The precious blood of Jesus means:
- Access to God.
- Victory over sin.
- Victory over our enemies.
The consequence of a man’s worship opens the way for God’s glory. Heaven will always respond to true worship. Every time God sees worship, He cannot sit on His throne, He will come down. Worship always elicits the response of God. 2 Chron 5:10-14.
Your attendance and punctuality to church services and programmes is a sign of true worship. The right attitude in coming to church is with the consciousness that you are going to meet God. Don’t go to church late; don’t miss church services, go with the mind of meeting God so as to worship Him because He deserves it. If you worship God truly you contend less with the enemy.
Job 36:11 If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in blessedness, and their years in pleasures.
Food For Thought
Church attendance is not just going to a place of worship; it is an act of worship.
God bless you.