Worship has several different meanings. The first one to consider is that of concentration. One of the greatest truths in the Bible is to concentrate on the Word of God in specifics. Psalm 138:2b says, “For thou hast magnified thy Word above all thy name.”
Worship, secondly, is when a believer honors the presence of God. He believes with all of his heart that when two or three are gathered, Christ is in the midst (2). This type of Christian has a tremendous respect for the message that God speaks through the Word of God. I Thessalonians 2:13 states, “When ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the Word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” The key to being like these Thessalonian Christians is to have a heart that is prepared to receive the Word of God, a heart that reverences God’s presence in an assembling of His people.
Finally, Judges 7:15 and Job 1:20-21 tell how Gideon and Job bowed down and worshipped God when they had lost everything. Job said, “the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.” Job was able to worship in the spirit because he had served God in the Spirit. May we allow God to teach us the lost art of worship!
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