But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. – John 4:23-24
Worship means ascribing worth to something or someone that one considers deserving of it. To a believer, it means ascribing worth to God. And in the place of worship, the power of God is often released.
The act of worshiping God in the Old Testament took various forms, people believed different things. However, in today’s passage, Jesus explained how we should offer true and acceptable worship before God as New Testament believers.
For starters, God is not a person located in a particular place. So worship shouldn’t be restricted to a place; anywhere you choose to worship is acceptable.
God is Spirit, thus, worship must be a spiritual affair. It must involve your heart and flow from your heart, not mere physical displays. It is your heart He looks at.
Again, true worship must be done in truth, i.e. in sincerity and genuineness. Words must be thoughtfully offered to God and not just mouthed, but meant.
Our text says, God seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and truth. So, the next time you decide to worship in your house, office, church, etc, do it genuinely and wholeheartedly to touch and connect with God’s heart.
Have a fantastic weekend!
I Samuel 16:7b, Jeremiah 29:13 & Matthew 15:8-9.
Ask the Holy Spirit to teach, lead and guide you to that place in worship where your heart connects with God’s heart; that you will experience His power through worship.