Worship God Only

September 26th, 2012

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Matthew 4:1-11

Ever notice how easily our minds can drift during worship? We may be singing biblical, powerful, brilliantly crafted lyrics while thinking about what we’ll have for lunch, a program or game we saw in the past week, or absolutely nothing at all. Outside we look like we’re fully committed to worshiping God. Inside we’re doing everything but.

Satan tempted Jesus to question his identity. “If you are the Son of God . . .” make bread from stones; throw yourself down; worship me. In his book Music Through the Eyes of Faith Harold Best defines worship as “acknowledging that someone or something else is greater–worth more–and by consequence, to be obeyed, feared, and adored . . . Worship is the sign that in giving myself completely to someone or something, I want to be mastered by it.”*

To worship is to be mastered by God alone. To worship is to know who you are, and whose you are! Paul wrote: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal. 2:20a). May you be mastered by Someone greater than self!

* Harold M. Best, Music Through the Eyes of Faith (San Francisco: HarperOne, 1993)


One Response to “Worship God Only”

  1. Barbara Says:

    September 26th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Songs of praise and words of praise is only a small part of worship. Worship is so much more, it involves all of our senses.

    We hears truth when scriptures are read.
    We see truth when looking around in this world.
    We taste truth with personal confirmation of the Holy Spiri.t
    We smell truth when looking around and comparing the way the world acts
    & the way the Scriptures want us to act..
    Touches & feels HIS Truth when the sin in our life is rebuked.

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