Beloved of Christ Jesus, the word of God in John 4:23 says; “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.” Worship is a very important part in the lives of believers and it should be a lifestyle. Who should we worship? Only the living God, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. “You must never have a foreign god; you must not bow down before a false god.” (Psalm 81:10 NLT) In performing worship, it is not limited by time and place, so we can do it anytime and anywhere. In the Old Testament times people worshiped God in a physically assessed manner where physical activity was emphasized. Some very strict and difficult rules to follow have been made as a condition to come to God. Therefore, only certain people can come to God – not everyone. The nation of Israel was usually represented by the Levites who are called the Priest (Imam). However, this is different in the time of the New Testament after the Lord Jesus came into the world to redeem mankind from sin at the cross. He has reconciled man to God which is symbolized by the veil of temples torn into two, and so now everyone can come to God. “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His ﬂesh.” (Hebrews 10:19-20).
Nevertheless, we cannot come to God and worship Him in vain. We must worship Him truly and sincerely. The core of true worshiper is not based on the song or music that we play, but when the heart, the soul and the entire existence of our lives worship God. Worship must ﬂow from the “inner” to the “outer” it takes place in the heart (in the spirit) and not merely from the showing of the physical activity alone. Therefore the church of God, worship is not talking about the place, time or the appropriate music, because God’s primary concern is not the outside, “…but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7b). Lord Jesus bless you. Amen!