Thursday, October 12, 2017
Setting us Straight on Worship
Debates: We have them all the time - not only during political seasons, but in homes, at work, with our friends, and with those not so friendly. The Jews and Samaritans had a history of debates that was never ending, including where and how to worship. One was more correct, to be sure, but that was not the point. The important part is Who. Who are we to worship, and Who are we going to listen to when determining Who, where and how to worship. On this both would agree - both peoples, and both individuals in this discussion: Jesus and the woman at the well. Both knew the Messiah would know. His word would settle the debate. God alone is worthy of our worship, with no distractions or debate, and no comparison or criticism to anyone but Christ. He speaks, He shows Who and how to worship. Come, not at our convenience, but at His calling, on His terms, expecting to be cleansed, challenged and changed by the One who created you. Otherwise, it's not really worship.