What is Worship? To answer this question you must be able to faithfully answer two other questions.

One, How much is God “worth” to you?

Is He “everything” just like the songs we sing?  Who is God? What does He mean to you?

Two, Do you really know what “love” is/means?

1 John 4:8 (New International Version)  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-8)  4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8Love never fails.

  • Love is not sex
  • Love is not infatuation
  • Love is not selfish
  • Love is an action word
  • Love is sacrifice

(Romans 12:1)  Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

  • Love is a gift

(John 3:16)  16“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,f that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

(John 15:12-13)  12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus did this!

Worship is simply a life lived in “obedience” to God’s commandments. It is not the music we sing.  (John 14:15) 15“If you love me, you will obey what I command.”

Worship can be expressed through singing. The singing is an external, outward expression of the thankfulness too overwhelming to be contained in our hearts.

(John 4:23-24) 23 “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24 “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

(John 14:21) 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.

God will never ask us to do something He has not already done.

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