We have been talking a lot about worship here on Worship Wednesdays; that is kind of the point of this post, isn't it? (smiles) I want to take the next few weeks to talk about what the Bible has to say about worship. We will be talking about nine specific things the Bible teaches about worshiping our God. I hope you will join us in the discussion, either on this blog through the comments or on our Facebook page.
Worship is first and foremost an encounter with the living and holy God.
God is our friend. That is true.
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15
But He is also our Sovereign Lord.
"Do not come any closer," the LORD warned. "Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground." Exodus 3:5
To come before God casually shows a lack of respect and sincerity. If you want to get a picture of Who you are approaching in worship, read Revelation chapter 4. Our God is Holy.
He loves us - oh, how He loves us! We don't ever have to be afraid to come to God. He stands, waiting to receive you with open arms, just like the father in the story of the prodigal son.
But when we do come to God, we must remember that we are worshiping the Creator of the universe, He Who still holds the world in His hands.
When you come to God in worship, do you approach Him casually, or do you come as though you were an invited guest before a King?