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TRUE WORSHIP

The title, True Worship implies that there is worship that may not be true. Our worship has to be real, authentic, true and sincere. We cannot worship God with a hardened heart. In addition, as the devotion indicated yesterday, you cannot worship God when you have not forgiven others. When you worship, have a clean heart and a right mind. Let God know that you are sincere about your worship. You are not mocking or copying someone else, you are worshiping God from the depths of your heart. Today’s devotion speaks of true worship. The scripture reference in John 4:23.

“But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way.”

In the familiar story, we see Jesus as He met the woman at the well. She has an encounter with the Lord. He tells her all about herself and He does it with love. She perceives that He is a prophet. He then tells her that God wants worship from those who are eager and standing on their tiptoes with a desire to worship Him. He says that God is a spirit and those worshiping Him must do so in spirit and in truth. He tells her how worship can truly be spiritual. Since God’s presence creates the atmosphere of worship, they come to realize His holiness and come to grips with their weakness. Worship originates from the Lord’s initiative. Those who worship Him follow with a heart of gratitude. This woman came to realize the holiness of the Lord. Prayerfully, we have come to realize His holiness and have a deep desire to worship Him in spirit and truth.