(KJV.) ST. JOHN 4:22-24
(22) Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
(23) But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
(24) God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
IN HIS PRESENCE
Brethren, as believers, worship should be the number one part of reverence to our Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; why? because in the old testament scriptures, servants worshiped him, and were counted worthy, faithful, and blessed forever; cf. Genesis 22:5; worship is desirable to him; therefore, when he gave Moses the Ten Commandments for his chosen people, he made it clear that; they should worship him alone: not worship any other god before him; for his name is Jealous, and he is a jealous Father: cf. Exodus 34:14; therefore, believers, let us not get sidetracked with idols of the twenty-first century, rather worship our Father, who inhabits the universe of glory, not only in sanctuaries alone, but everywhere on earth, sing songs of praises, pray to him at anytime, receive his favors, victories, protections, healings, and covenanted blessings.
Though our Father delivered his beloved children from bondage and slavery with his mighty hands; when they turn away from him in the wilderness, made themselves a golden calf, stripped nakedness, praised, danced and worshiped around it, many lives were slaughtered for worshipping an idol made by hands, and did not praise and worshiped our Father who did great and mighty works in the land of Egypt, to deliver them from the slavery hands of Pharoah, King of Egypt; in another example of how our Father desires, delights in our worship is, when the ark of covenant was retrieved from the house of Obededom into the city of David, he danced before the LORD with all his might, with only a linen breastplate covering; when his wife Michal, Saul's daughter, looked through the window and saw her husband leaped, and danced before the LORD, she despised him in her heart, when King David went home to bless his household, Michal spoke rudely against his behavior before the people, but David did not get angry, but answered her with more praises and adorations to our Father: consequently, our Father, punished Michal, made her barren until the day of her death. cf. 2 Samuel 6: therefore, worship is important to our Father, for, he blesses people who reverence him with favors everlasting; also, those of us, who are in the habits of ridiculing people who worship fervently, let us take lessons from what happened to Michal, Saul's daughter, for our Father fights battles on behalf of those who reverence him, with all their hearts, soul, and bodies.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worships God in spirit, and rejoices in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.