Delight In Worship

January 6th, 2013

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Worship is both individual and corporate. We can join together as a community of faith, or be in private session with the Lord. Psalm 1 supports this idea when it speaks of the individual in verses 1 to 3, then turns to the plural in verses 4 to 6.

The picture of the individual in worship is quite detailed. This person chooses to focus on the Lord, delighting in the Word and rejecting the temptations of the world. As a consequence, his or her life is beautiful, strong, and fruitful. She or he enjoys the streams of living water provided by the Creator. They join the “assembly of the righteous,” enjoying the protection and provision of the Almighty.

This picture of dedication and devotion is in contrast with the chaotic, destructive lifestyle of the “wicked.” The negative fills their lives. They may join forces or operate alone. They have worshiped their will and their way and eventually discover it all as dull and deadly.

Is worship a delight? At what point do we enter into God’s presence and just enjoy being with him?


One Response to “Delight In Worship”

  1. Barbara Says:

    January 6th, 2013 at 2:18 am

    “Worship is both individual and corporate.”

    The Holy Spirit is to the “Body of Christ” as the nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, nerves & five senses) is to our human bodies.

    The Holy Spirit communicates to us individually and corporately (as the writer stated with the “streams of living water”).

    The body is the temple (1 Corinthians 6:19) and Jesus is the root (Romans 11:18). We’re all tied together like the roots of an aspen tree (which typically grows in clonal colonies from a single seedling).

    We enter into God’s presence on this earth with all of our senses and give the glory to God for creating the body whereas we can sense His presence.

    We “hear” truth when scriptures are read. We “see” truth when we look around in this world comparing how the Jesus suggests that we talk and act. We “taste” truth with personal confirmation of the Holy Spirit. We “smell” the sweat smell of truth when looking around and compare the way the world acts to the way the Scriptures want us to act. We “feel and touch” truth when the sin in our personal life is rebuked.

    Emotions are not a sense (because they are subjective). Love is an emotion (which is individually subjective).

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