Theme: The heart of worship.
Text: Isaiah 29:13
The Lord says: ” These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.”
When I worship I do not think of it as a few songs that we sing, but a lifestyle. The way we live is the way we worship God .
Introduction: What does worship mean?
Worship is a lifestyle that we live. Not just singing a song but living a life that bring honor to God and allow others to come to know God. Worship goes beyond a song, how we live our lives.
1. Worship is more than lip service.
When we worship God it is not just with our lips, but with our heart, mind, and strength. Everything that we have should be put into our worship. If you think that all you have to do is come to sunday or Saturday and just song some songs then you have miss what worship is all about. Worship is a lifestyle not a few songs that we sing. As these scriptures below with show us.
And He said to him, ” ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’
I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding
2. Worship is more the tradition learned “commandment of rules.
If we are allowing tradition of men to keep us from really and truly worshiping God then we have a hug problem. We ought to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us into the correct ways to worship God. It is to often that we allow rules and regulations of man to prevent others from experiencing God in worship. And this God is not pleased with our actions. We have chase out true seekers, who want to have a relationship with God. But if we want to win souls for the kingdom we have to let the word of God show us how we ought to worship Him. These scriptures below will help us, with our worship that it is not by man’s law but God’s law that shows us how to worship him..
The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart.”
“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.