Some thoughts on worship

Psalm 95 says 1 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. 3 For the LORD is the great God, And the great King above all gods. 4 In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also. 5 The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land. 6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. 7 For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice: 8 “Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, As in the day of trial in the wilderness, 9 When your fathers tested Me; They tried Me, though they saw My work. 10 For forty years I was grieved with that generation, And said, ‘It is a people who go astray in their hearts, And they do not know My ways.’ 11 So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ”

Here are some thoughts on worship:

Worship is NOT ….

… for our entertainment but His pleasure

…. a warm up/down for the sermon, or something for the latecomers to hide under

… about form or style, but Spirit and Truth

Worship IS …

…. more than singing. When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart.

… sacrificial

… my expression of delight in my God

… deep

… transformational. It changes the worshiper into the image of the One worshiped

… longing for the One who is worshiped

… about magnifying the One who is worshiped rather than the one who worships

… about the posture of heart & mind more than lifting hands and bended knee

… empty unless backed by obedience and holiness

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