Friday, November 06, 2009

Worship and obedience

  • Worship involves self-surrender of all (Exodus 34:14; 1 Chronicles 21:23; Job 1:20).
  • Worship assumes His Lordship in your life (Romans 12:1-2). Worship says not only “He is Lord” but “You are my Lord.” Worship is not being conformed to this world but being transformed to the character of Jesus – this is good, pleasing, and acceptable worship.
  • Worship is prizing God as the sole object of our heart’s desire (Psalm 63:3)
  • Worship is whole-hearted obedience (Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:8; Mark 12:30). “Love the Lord your God” not “Work for the Lord your God,” not “Act well for the Lord your God.” If you worship him, obedience follows without trying. Sylvia Gunter: “Every hard obedience I ever did came out of a time of worship.”