The Importance of Worship


     The importance of worship is clearly enunciated in the first eight verses of Psalm 115.  Here, it is written: “Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your mercy, because of Your truth.  Why should the Gentiles say, ‘So where is their God?’  But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.  Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.  They have mouths, but they do not speak; eyes they have, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear; noses they have, but they do not smell; they have hands, but they do not handle; feet they have, but they do not walk; nor do they mutter through their throat.  Those who make them are like them; so is everyone who trusts in them.”

     Just as “you are what you eat” governs the health and well-being of the body, so “you become like what you worship” (Psalm 115:8) governs the health and well-being of the soul.  According to Jesus (John 4:24), worshiping Jehovah must be done with the proper spirit of reverence, joy, sincerity, and submissiveness and in truth (i.e. according to His written instructions—John 17:17).

     Worshiptainment is NOT acceptable worship of the one true God; it only furthers self-centeredness in a person’s life.

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