A Call to Worship: Part Two
May 17, 2022
The Samaritan woman and Jesus had a discussion on worship:
John 4:20-26 (NKJV)
20 “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
21 "Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 "You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.
23 "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.
24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
25 "The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”
26 "Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”
David Guzik's commentary says:
"To worship in spirit means you are concerned with spiritual realities, not so much with places or outward sacrifices, cleansings, and trappings.
"To worship in truth means you worship according to the whole counsel of God’s word, especially in light of the New Testament revelation. It also means that you come to God in truth, not in pretense or a mere display of spirituality."
I woke up this morning with this song in my heart:
"We are standing on holy ground.
And I know that they’re angels all around. So let us praise him Jesus now.
We are standing in His presence
On holy ground.”
Father, I believe that when we, as Your people, get a better understanding of what it means to be in Your presence it is then that we shall experience Your wonderful, powerful, and undeniable demonstration of Your Spirit right now, today. Come, Holy Spirit. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.