Thursday, April 23, 2009

John 4:24

"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." (NASB)


"God is spirit (pneuma: a simple essence, devoid of all grosser matter and possessed of the power of knowing, desiring, deciding, and acting; a life giving spirit; the efficient source of any power, affection, emotion, desire, etc.), and those who worship (proskuneo: meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master's hand; reverence; to fall upon the knees and touch the ground with the forehead as an expression of profound reverence; kneeling or prostration to do homage) Him must worship in spirit and truth (aletheia: what is true in any matter under consideration, opposing to the superstitions of the Gentiles and the inventions of the Jews, and the corrupt opinions and precepts of false teachers even among Christians; free from affection, pretence, falsehood, deceit)."


God is a life giving spirit that knows no physical bounds. So, in order to worship and bow in reverence to Him, recognizing Him for Who He truly He is, one must do so as spirit not bound to flesh, but in absolute truth free of falsehood and corruption.


Praise CD’s that we know backwards and forwards. Hymns that we could sing word-for-word while reading the newspaper. Prayers we recite while we plan out our things to do list for the day. We are a people guilty of multi-tasking away our true worship. The LORD must be worshipped in spirit and in truth. We must give him our spirit's attention. Our inner man is what connects with God, not just our mind. Allow worship to flow from your innermost being today. Today, take notice of any worship that only originates in your mind and allow it to go deeper. It is not an emotion or a ritual either, it is alive. It is why you were created.

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