We can describe the worship of God in many ways, but let us meditate on only a few of them.
Primarily worship is divine praise. There are many parts of the sentence related to this. First Chronicles chapter 16 verse 29 says this. “Give due glory to the name of Jehovah. Enter His presence by being filled with offerings. Go forth before Him wearing ornaments of holy ornaments”. According to this text, true praise to God should be expressed individually and collectively in every worship. Nominal praise comes only from the lips but the real one is born in the heart and flows like a stream. The mediator is the Sangha Kapare for nominal worship. If worship is conducted like a mere job, it will remain mechanical and shallow. However, if a pastor leads the worship prayerfully, with the filling of the Holy Spirit and influences the hearts of the believers with the love of God, then the true praise of God will surely be seen. Such true praise gives God real honor and glory. So that the showers of God’s blessings will be showered abundantly on the believers.
OK! Let’s think a little about what Devastuti means. “Divine worship is to experientially taste the attributes of God and praise God with the heart.” If we ask the question why God created this entire creation, two things can be said. One, God created to share his life with creation. Second, God also created everything to display His immense wisdom. It is true that all creation realizes this great knowledge and praises God’s greatness! The wisdom of God who saw the human body, saw a flower, saw the great oceans, saw the stars in the sky is amazing. This knowledge is the true praise of God. All creation ie animals, birds, trees, water creatures, hills, valleys and sea waves are always praising God. Because of this, God gets a lot of glory. But only saved believers can offer the highest praise to God. God is to be praised not only for creating them, but even more for re-creating them in Jesus Christ. Not only that, the Lord Jesus is a good Shepherd for them, and He is the Lord who bestows eternal life in heaven, and should be praised more. God has revealed in the “new creation” a knowledge beyond the knowledge found in creation. Believers who are saved by this should praise God forever. Glory be to God when praise is an inner experience and flows effortlessly from the heart. Acknowledging this truth, Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, “Worship in spirit and in truth”. Each element in the worship sequence reflects the attributes of God. On the one hand, the church pastor and on the other hand, the believers should sincerely praise God by keeping these attributes in mind throughout the worship. This is how true praise glorifies God. Thus, if we truly glorify God, God will glorify us and “bless abundantly” God Himself says that “I will glorify those who glorify me”. (1 Samuel 2:30).
Belief in God.
Worship is unwavering faith in God. We can see this truth in Matthew chapter 4 verse 10. Jesus rebuked the devil when he was tempted in the wilderness. Vow to the Lord your God and serve Him alone. Let us consider the context of this text. Lord Jesus tempted us to lose the kingdoms of this world if we worship the devil. In other words, Lord Jesus promised that if you believe in the devil, you will get all the riches in this world. The Lord Jesus rejected this temptation. From this context we can understand that worship means unwavering faith in God. Notice the depth of the worship. Regularly going to worship every SundayA great analogy is trusting God. But when believers come to worship, they cannot show their faith in God. Whenever they fail to demonstrate, they indirectly direct that belief to Satan. Because of this truth, worship is of utmost importance to every believer. Especially the communicators should teach the believers to worship God as a trust in God. We must emphasize the truth that faith in God can be shown only through worship. The secret is that God is so pleased with the faith we show by coming to worship every Sunday. Based on this belief, God promises us four great blessings. One, abundant blessings in our lives and families, this truth is revealed in Psalm 31 verse 19. “Great is the good that You have hidden for those who fear You. Great is the good that You have prepared for those who take refuge in You before men”. Second, God promises His mercy to those who show faith in worship. This truth is written in Psalm 3:2, verse 10. “Many sufferings are inflicted on the ungodly. Grace surrounds him who trusts in Jehovah” What we need in today’s world is God’s grace and mercy. This grace is available only in worship. Third, God promises us peace of mind through the faith we show in worship. This dance is explained in Isaiah chapter 26 verse 3. “Whosoever’s mind rests on You, You will keep him in complete peace. For he has put his trust in you”. Fourth, God promises His care through the faith we express in worship. This truth is revealed in the first verse of Psalm 125.
Beloved! Let us who are saved show our faith in God by coming to worship every Sunday and participating in worship on other occasions. Surely we can experience deep blessings.