Thursday, 25 November 2021
Title: …the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. (John 4:23b)
By Choong Yoon Tong
The heavenly Father is constantly seeking for faithful worshipers who would truly worship Him in spirit and in truth. Worship is to attribute to God who He is; to ascribe honour and pay homage to His worth. He alone is worthy of our worship in our praises and our deeds.
God desires and commands the believers to worship Him and Him alone. It is not an arrogant demand, neither does God thrive on praise offered by sinful souls. Rather, it is the natural response of grateful hearts that comprehend the infinite “worthship” of God. It is the greatest privilege afforded by the gracious Lord to unworthy creatures. The concession to approach the throne of grace, to be totally immersed in His glory, to marvel at His majesty and splendour, to ponder His works in history and praise Him for who He is and what He has done, is still doing and is going to do.
When we meditate on His vast array of attributes, it is a natural response for any human soul to praise His name unceasingly. O praise the Lord for His marvellous creation and works, His gift of salvation, love, grace, mercy and many more blessings. Praise the Lord, He is greatly to be praised!
Worshipping God not only ascribes blessing to God, we are also blessed in return. It draws us close to Him and enables us to know Him intimately. Our spirits are lifted up to a higher realm, leaving every weight and burden, just to be with the heavenly Father alone.
• To quicken the conscience by the holiness of God
• To feed the mind with the truth of God
• To purge the imagination by the beauty of God
• To open the heart to the love of God
• To devote the will to the purpose of God
I will extol You, my God and King, and bless Your name forever and ever. Everyday I will bless You with my life and praise Your name with my lips. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, and Your greatness is unsearchable. Amen.